Trips of Discovery - FOR ME, BOATING IS NEVER JUST ABOUT THE DESTINATION, IT'S ALWAYS AT LEAST AS MUCH ABOUT THE JOURNEY.

Magic in the Marshes: Bioluminescence at New Teakettle Creek, GA

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes – SBFL Stop 36 – Planned – Hey there, fellow boating adventurers on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)! Welcome back to our Slow Boat to Florida journey (SBFL)! If you’re just hopping on board, we’ve been planning a cruise on the ICW to Florida starting in just outside of Annapolis, Maryland. But no worries if you’re late to the party—this is the SBFL journey, and we’re all about taking our sweet time. Journey to St. Simons Island So, last time, we soaked up the charm of Savannah, Georgia and then Richmond Hill as well.Now, we’re setting sail towards the Golden Isles and our next stop: the lovely St. Simons Island....

Between two nations – A boater’s rendezvous with Helsingborg, Sweden

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes – ABR* – Imagine the gentle sway of your vessel as you prepare to cast off from the enchanting, historic town of Helsingor, Denmark. The sea unfurls before you, a shimmering path beckoning towards the vibrant shores of Helsingborg, Sweden. In our case, it was aboard a short yet delightful ferry ride. This journey is far from a mere day trip; it’s a voyage across the Oresund strait, a venture that weaves together the rich cultural tapestries of Denmark and Sweden, all seen through our eyes as pleasure boaters. Should you find yourself in Copenhagen, Denmark, you’re merely a stone’s throw away from the inviting coastal cities of Sweden, nestled...

Richmond Hill, GA – A Tranquil Haven Along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes – SBFL* Stop 35 – Planned – Embarking on our whimsical journey aboard Life’s AOK, in our Slow Boat to Florida (SBFL), tracing the waters from the frosty north down to the sun-kissed south, we’ve docked at our thirty-fourth haven: the enchanting city of Savannah, Georgia. However, the adventure doesn’t pause here; oh no, it’s merely a comma in our grand tale of exploration. For those who’ve been with us from the start since our 2018 post, “Slow Boat to Florida,” you’re well aware that our pace is more ‘meander’ than ‘marathon.’ Why rush when every ripple and breeze along the Florida-bound journey is a story waiting to be savored?...

A nautical nirvana from sea to land – A boater’s rendezvous with Istanbul, Ankara, and Cappadocia, Turkiye – Part 3

Estimated reading time: 18 minutes – ABR* – Welcome to Part 3 of our rendezvous, this time with Ankara and Cappadocia. After the mesmerizing beauty of the Bosphorus and the vibrant life of Istanbul, we now venture inland to the historical tapestry of Central Anatolia. Here, amidst the windswept plains and rolling hills, our story continues, weaving through the ancient narratives of Ankara and the mystical allure of Cappadocia. As we leave the coastal splendors behind, we step into a realm where time unfolds in layers, each layer revealing a different epoch of human civilization.  Anatolia, the land where history speaks through its silent stones and echoes in its majestic landscapes As we traverse from...