I’d been waiting for over a week to take Slipper on her first sail, but the weather hadn’t cooperated at all. Yesterday afternoon, the winds dropped unexpectedly, and as soon as Nancy got home from work, I hooked up the trailer and away we went to our neighborhood launch ramp. Our sons were both away [...]
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Name: Assateague Island National Seashore.
Location: Ten miles South of Ocean City, Maryland. Nearest small town, Berlin, Maryland.
Weather: See Ocean City, Maryland.
Fees: $10 entrance fee. Carcamping rates $20 per day. Remote campsites $5 per week. Significant reduction if over 62.
Ramp: Shallow sandy beach at Old Ferry Landing is fine for small boats. Larger boats at either [...]
A great base camp for a cruise along the Outer Banks.
Name: Driftwood Campground, Cedar Island, NC
In brief: This private campground is a gateway to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Where: Driftwood Campground is on Cedar Island, southwest of Ocracoke Inlet. Map and Chart.
Fees: Camping fee: $16.00-20.00/night– water, electricity, and sewage hookups available.
Ramp: Free in [...]
Apalachicola, Florida is famous for its succulent oysters and locally caught seafood as well as it’s diverse history in cotton, sponges, and A/C. Yes, air conditioning…this is where Dr. Gorrie invented the ice machine, as a means to comfort yellow fever patients, which evolved into modern day A/C. Its easy accessibility by boat, in addition [...]
Last spring I had no idea I would ever offer plans for Slider. People had asked me about plans, even before I started building the prototype, but my usual response was that it seemed like a lot of work for very little financial return. Besides, who knew if she would be a boat that [...]
Dog Island is a remote barrier island located in the northwestern corner of the Florida Gulf. The island’s location, its beauty, its uncrowded white sandy beaches, surf fishing, and several protected anchorages make Dog Island an appealing location for small boat sailors.
Name: Dog Island, Florida
Where: Located in the Northwestern Florida Gulf, 3.5 miles offshore [...]