• COVID Warriors Tribute
    June 1, 2020

    COVID Warriors Tribute

    On May 25 the Masthead Cove Yacht Club (www.mastheadcoveyc.org), an informal “paper” club of about 80 families/couples based in Huntington, N.Y., organized a tribute for COVID-19 first-responders. They descended on the western tip of Sand City Island and arranged themselves in the shape of a heart, all flying pink-and-blue streamersRead More

  • It is also noted that the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), in Washington, D.C., states that “. . . the average sea-surface temperature has been consistently higher during the past three decades than at any other time since reliable records began in 1880.”
    May 18, 2020

    Through the looking glass

    Beneath the mirrored surface of the sea, a quiet drama unfolds as water temperatures and habitat health are altered by progress and the passage of time. But is all the news bad? Not by a long shot.

  • Photo courtesy Shannonfreix/WikipediaSerenity on the Continental Divide Trail. Outdoor activities have been especially popular during the lockdown.
    May 18, 2020

    The curious effect of COVID-19

    In the 2015 film “The Martian,” Matt Damon is an astronaut who’s unwittingly left behind on Mars, and realizes that if he’s to be rescued – most likely in four years, when another ship will be close enough to do so – he’s got to survive on a planet thatRead More

  • A commercial fishing boat on a pier at Ram Island, just outside the mouth of the Mystic River.Photo by Sue Cornell
    May 18, 2020

    The islands in our midst

    We have a thing for islands. Since early 2019, we’d sailed to over 20 of them, from French Polynesia to our favorite, Block Island, R.I. And on this cruise, we found more of them in our own backyard.

  • No excuses: Boatbuilding under quarantine
    May 7, 2020

    No excuses: Boatbuilding under quarantine

    In keeping with the saying “when life gives you lemons . . . ,” we need to make the best of the forced COVID-19 quarantine. Besides, boating is all about switching to plan B or C, isn’t it? For those of us lucky enough to be both economically and physicallyRead More

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