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April 2017 Blog Archive

Cliffs, Caves, and Color at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Cliffs, Caves, and Color at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Sun, Apr 30, 2017 Many winters, the waters off Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands are so frozen cold that you can walk across them and through the mysterious coastal caves. Read More

Board Games for Days on the Water
Board Games for Days on the Water Fri, Apr 28, 2017 Rainy day on board? Or maybe a bit too much sun’s got your littlest passengers pooped? Your solution might be as simple as a few good-old-fashioned board games! Read More

Celebrating National Bike Month with Your Monterey
Celebrating National Bike Month with Your Monterey Tue, Apr 25, 2017 The sun is shining, skies are clearing, and any lingering signs of winter are quickly melting away. It's almost summertime, and it's the perfect time for you to hit your favorite waterfront trails on two wheels! This National Bike Month, see how y... Read More

The Amazing Ammonite
The Amazing Ammonite Tue, Apr 25, 2017 After having persisted through several extinction events--and millions of years of filter-feeding in between--the ammonite mollusk species finally succumbed to a changing globe. But not before leaving a cultural and scientific impact that is still fe... Read More

Celebrating Earth Day on Your Monterey
Celebrating Earth Day on Your Monterey Fri, Apr 21, 2017 This Earth Day, let's celebrate what we love about our favorite natural escapes--and find ways to keep them looking their best for generations to come. Hop onto your Monterey and take a look at today's blog for a few simple ways to spend the day! Read More

Christening Your Monterey
Christening Your Monterey Thu, Apr 20, 2017 There's a sort of excitement in the air when you bring your Monterey out for the first time. Even if you're just cruising around your local coast, it's a time of adventure and celebration, of setting the tone for plenty more "bon voyages" to come. ... Read More

Sea-Monkey Day: Reflecting on the Classically "Fishy" Toy
Sea-Monkey Day: Reflecting on the Classically "Fishy" Toy Mon, Apr 17, 2017 60 years ago, Sea-Monkeys arose on the scene as a sort of underwater ant farm. In place of ants, tiny "sea monkeys"--more precisely, brine shrimp--swam around and led to hours of amusement for kids with a penchant for all things aquatic. On May 16... Read More

Celebrating Tell a Story Day
Celebrating Tell a Story Day Sun, Apr 16, 2017 April 27th is Tell a Story Day--not that you needed a reason to share your favorite tales from the water! Once you've got the family gathered around the campfire or your favorite fishing hole, what story are you going to tell? Try one of the ideas... Read More

The Rise of Floating Food Boats
The Rise of Floating Food Boats Sat, Apr 15, 2017 The rise of the food truck is impossible to miss, with fast food and artisanal creations alike finding a niche home on wheels. Could the same be happening for food boats? We sure hope so! The trend of making, buying, and enjoying food on the water... Read More

Looking to the Skies
Looking to the Skies Fri, Apr 14, 2017 On April 14th--Look Up at The Sky Day--we celebrate the magic that happens where our favorite marine horizons meet the endless skies above. There's a lot to see--from ominous thunderstorms to moody seaside fog to one-of-a-kind shapes in the clouds... Read More

Inside Antirhodos: Cleopatra's Palace Below the Sea
Inside Antirhodos: Cleopatra's Palace Below the Sea Fri, Apr 14, 2017 When you think of the Egyptian landscape, your mind probably jumps to Giza's Great Sphinx or the Pyramids, towering symbols of antiquity--but not all of the area's treasures sit on dry land. Antirhodos was a center of culture, opulence, and royalt... Read More

Meet Champ: New England's Resident Lake Monster
Meet Champ: New England's Resident Lake Monster Thu, Apr 13, 2017 The Scottish Highlands have the Loch Ness Monster, Chesapeake Bay has Chessie... but these aren't the only regional creatures said to be lurking in local waters! Lake Champlain--the US lake that straddles the states of New York and Vermont--is hom... Read More

History of the Hushpuppy
History of the Hushpuppy Wed, Apr 12, 2017 Nothing goes better with a classic, good-ole-fashioned fish fry than a plate of freshly made hushpuppies. The simple, crispy treat--made with little more than cornmeal and flour--is an effortless way to quell your hunger after a long day on the water... Read More

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