October 2013 Blog Archive

A Haunting at Point Sur
A Haunting at Point Sur Wed, Oct 30, 2013 Happy Halloween! Last year we explored several haunted lighthouses along the East Coast of the United States but this year we are traveling to the West Coast to visit the Point Sur Lighthouse in Point Sur, California! Are you ready for a great scare? Read More

Visiting Salmon Arms, British Columbia!
Visiting Salmon Arms, British Columbia! Tue, Oct 29, 2013 We're escaping the Florida heat this weekend and visiting our dealer Boathouse Marine and Leisure in Salmon Arm, British Columbia! Salmon Arm is a beautiful destination located in the Shuswap Lakes Region of British Columbia. While we're there we wil... Read More

Grilled Sea Scallop Skewers
Grilled Sea Scallop Skewers Mon, Oct 28, 2013 We have found the perfect recipe, Grilled Sea Scallop Skewers with Creamy Hot Pepper and Garlic Vinaigrette with Toasted Breadcrumbs. They are super easy to make, and packed with flavor! For presentation purposes serve over a bed of baby spinach. Read More

Cruising to Portland, Ontario!
Cruising to Portland, Ontario! Sat, Oct 26, 2013 We're taking a trip to Canada this week to visit our dealer, Bayview Yacht Harbor in Portland, Ontario! While we are visiting, we will learn about the history of the piano at the Canadian Piano Museum, wander through Spindle Tree Gardens, and take a ... Read More

Boating is Bigger in Texas
Boating is Bigger in Texas Thu, Oct 24, 2013 There is a well known saying that states, "everything is bigger in Texas," and boating is certainly not an exception! This week we're jumping on our boats and setting out to explore Texas's lakes, rivers, and streams! Read More

The Lighthouses of New York
The Lighthouses of New York Tue, Oct 22, 2013 Our journey on the East Coast of the United States continues in today's tour of New York lighthouses! There are more than 30 lighthouses in the state of New York but today we will be touring a few of our favorites: Horseshoe Reef Lighthouse, Statue o... Read More

The Clam
The Clam Mon, Oct 21, 2013 There are more than 15 species of clams inhabiting the world's oceans! And depending on where you are located, "clam" can refer to several different animals. In the US, a clam can refer to all mollusks, specific species, or mollusks that are capable ... Read More

Shrimp Scampi in a Flash
Shrimp Scampi in a Flash Thu, Oct 17, 2013 The next time you're in a rush to prepare dinner, try out this simple recipe for delicious shrimp scampi! Even though it tastes great using either freshly frozen shrimp, or fresh shrimp, we always recommend using the freshest shrimp you can find. If ... Read More

The Sea Urchin
The Sea Urchin Wed, Oct 16, 2013 The sea urchin is also known as a sea hedgehog because their bodies are small, globular and spiny! They are found in varying colors of black, purple, red, blue, green and olive! The sea urchin feeds mostly on algae, and are prey to sea otters, wolf e... Read More

Adventuring the Sea with Awilda the Pirate
Adventuring the Sea with Awilda the Pirate Mon, Oct 14, 2013 Today we're taking a closer look into the life of Awilda, a female Scandinavian pirate! Despite several tales involving Awilda and her friends, many historical scholars question whether or not she existed. Her story begins during the 5th-Century in S... Read More

Alcatraz Lighthouse
Alcatraz Lighthouse Thu, Oct 10, 2013 After we were done visiting our dealer Marine Specialties, we decided to take a trip to the Alcatraz Lighthouse in California! Alcatraz Island was first explored by Juan de Ayala who arrived in the San Francisco Bay in 1775. He named the island, "Isl... Read More

Marine Specialties
Marine Specialties Mon, Oct 07, 2013 This week we are gearing up for a trip to the west coast to visit our dealer Marine Specialties located in Sparks, Nevada! Sparks is a great town nestled along the Truckee River of Nevada. While we are there we will explore a farmers market, enjoy a ... Read More