Tagged: Discovery

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It’s time to head South or is it?

Estimated reading time 15 minutes – SBFL 10* – PLANNED  – “We had been home from northern waters only a few weeks when the first tinges of red and gold along Church Creek told us it was time to head south. As crew, in addition to Mike and Bill Gay, we signed aboard Mrs. Virginia Finnegan, an editorial assistant at the National Geographic Society and my close colleague for 21 years,” wrote Allan C. Fisher, Jr., in his book, America’s Inland Waterway.   So, what’s this quote about? As much as I have felt the same way, that it’s “time to head south” since mid-October, here we are, grounded on land due to the pandemic. We’ve had a few small day trips within the Maryland borders...

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Chesapeake Beach, a town envisioned as America’s Monte Carlo back in 1900

4 things to do in Chesapeake Beach today Estimated reading time 16 minutes —   This time I am in a train called the Chesapeake Beach Railway on the way to Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, located on the Western shores of the Chesapeake Bay. As our avid readers know, this blog is about pleasure boating, coastal living, travel, and lifestyle. My wife and I are boaters, rediscovering coastal towns on the way to our Slow Boat To Florida journey on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) with our 26’ SeaRay Sundancer, Life’s AOK. However, the spirit of this blog is to not assume everyone may have a boat. If you have a boat, that is great! Also, if you are a boating enthusiast and appreciate boating, that...

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7 Tips for your vacation planning

Here are my tips for your vacation planning during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. Before you make plans, evaluate the age and pre-existing conditions of your travel party. As we all know by now, older adults and people of any age who have a serious underlying medical condition are at higher risk for severe illness from Covid-19. It is totally okay to be concerned about the pandemic.Remember that you are not alone with your safety and health concerns relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is real and everywhere, perhaps some places much less than others, but unfortunately, it is all around us. Covid-19 cases and deaths have been reported in all 50 states, and the situation is constantly changing. If any person or establishment...

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7 Tips for a summer vacation with social distancing and Erie Canal Adventures

Estimated reading time 16 minutes – Let’s start with the hypothesis that our lives have been fundamentally and permanently changed due to the  Coronavirus pandemic. Let’s be honest, we have a long road to reach anything approaching the “normality” of December 2019. Time will show us if we are on a “new normal” or, more likely, just a constantly evolving “next normal.”  In time, as in the 1918 influenza outbreak where 50 – 100 million people worldwide died, our generation too will adapt. So, until our environment changes by finding safe therapeutics and vaccines that are used worldwide, we may be on an unwanted roller coaster of a few next normals. As the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDS) puts it, “The outbreak of...