The Marina Life – Fifteen Years Ago (Revised)

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Quiet, Still – Pre-Dawn Solitude
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April 27, 2001

It was grunge – it was heaven

Smelly fish – and hot chowder

Windy, wet and wild – and indescribably beautiful

Broken winches, faulty I/O’s, muddy lines – BBQ food, drinks and best of friends

Weekends were…. The Marina Life.

Prime Image – 4/27/01. Feature Image – 7/23/01. Tall Oaks Marina, Forked River, NJ

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M:-)

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The Marina Life – 15 years ago

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April 27, 2001

It was grunge –  it was heaven

Smelly fish  –  and hot chowder

Windy, wet and wild –  and indescribably beautiful

   Broken winches, faulty I/O’s, muddy lines –  BBQ food, drinks and best of friends

Weekends were…. The Marina Life.

 

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

Prime Image – 4/27/01. Feature Image  – 7/23/01. Both – Tall Oaks Marina, Forked River, NJ

UTAH: Day Three and Four – Lake Powell, Natural Bridges and Salt Lake City

 

Our four days exploring in Utah, continued early Saturday morning, 11/7/15, at the ‘outpost’ of Bullfrog, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area where we rented a small boat to explore nearby parts of Lake Powell, specifically Moqui Canyon. Later we would view the remarkable terrain in Natural Bridges National Monument, spend the night in Salt Lake City, and fly home Sunday, 11/8/15. 

This post contains 18 images most with comments. Browse through quickly, or click on for higher visual resolution.  

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From our lodge, early morning…houseboats moored at Bullfrog Marina
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One of the last days of the season, there were virtually no other renters despite what I considered perfect weather.
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Easily enduring chilly morning temperatures, the stunning sceanery kept the cameras busy, as Holly focuses here. 
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Seven year old Tyler was no exception.
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Moqui Canyon is one of hundreds of flooded canyons of the Glen Canyon portion of the Colorado River.
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The winding waterway, in just this one “side” canyon, goes on for a number of miles, twisting and turning with one incomparable view after another.

 

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We beached here where Holly, Steve and Tyler climbed and explored, as I relished in the awesome surroundings.
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All three are in this image, as photographed from the boat.
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Steve , camera in hand, explores around the bend.
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The weather today was cool, crisp and perfect; while summertime brings temperatures near 100 deg. F. (38 deg. C.) …with an abundance of houseboats and pleasure craft, many rented for a week at a time or privately owned.
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Steve, Holly and grandson Tyler

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I believe Lake Powell has only three access areas in its 186 mile (299 km) length and 1,960 miles (3,161 km) of shoreline, leaving plenty of exploration room.

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After returning the boat, driving for a few more hours, and seeing virtualy no one on the road, (except  a mounted cowhand coaxing his small herd of cattle,) we explored Natural Bridges National Monument in the later afternoon.
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A spectacular scenic roadway provides viewpoints for several bridges, this being  Kachina, 210 ft. (64 m) high.
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We continued late into the night to Salt Lake City and our room. Sunday morning, day four, 11/8/15, the Wasatch Mountains caught the early sunlight as seen from our hotel (see feature image at top of this post,) and the view above was of the Utah State Capitol building as we headed back to the airport.
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The Colorado Rockies are below our regional jet to Denver, then the long flight home – ending our otherwise short and memorable adventure.

As usual, thanks for viewing and comments are always welcome. M 🙂

Exploring Eastern Utah – “Adventures Club” (Prelude)

Last week, in just four days between Thursday and Sunday,  our son, daughter, and her 7 year old son, and I, absorbed a bucketlist worth of memories in remarkably phenomenal Utah, USA.  

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Landscape Arch, in Arches National Park, is the second longest natural arch in the world, with a span of 290 ft. (88m.) (Image taken 11/6/15)
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Meandering through the twists and turns of isolated Moqui Canyon (Lake Powell) in a small rental boat was amazing at this time of year. (11/8/15)
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We beached the boat and explored for a while at the end of some of the bends, with  cliffs towering several hundred feet above. (11/8/15)

Arches and Canyonland  National Parks; Natural Bridges National Monument; Glen Canyon/Lake Powell National Recreation Areas; Great Salt Lake; Salt Lake City; Park City; Green River; Sundance; Moab; Bullfrog.

Milege Statistics:

Air, 4000; Car, 1100; Boat, 20; Hiking, 21

As soon an I get my breath, and organize the image bounty, I’ll be posting some additional highlights.

Click on the pictures for the benifit of higher resolution, and as usual, thanks for viewing. M 🙂

Right of Way – In The Summertime

A beginner’s guide to who has the right of way on the waterways.

This educational (?) post contains 10 images. Click on for more details. 

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1.) The sailboat on the right HAD the right of way, but somebody here didn’t care!
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2.) Hand powered vessels have the right of way, unless…
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3.) … a bigger boat doesn’t see it that same way
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4.) Sailboats, and the remains thereof, have the right of way.
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Ditto, against 10,000 ton barge.
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6.) “Norwegian Breakaway” has right of way to breakaway sailboats who think they have right of way.
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7.) Refer to Number 6, above.
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8.) Naked, or near naked women have right of way under all circumstances.
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9.) See No. 8 above –  for passing paddle boarders. Caution should be observed.
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Captains with the most beer have the right of way, or so they believe.

Images 1-8, Hudson River, NY Harbor, 8/9/15

Images 9-10, Barnegat Bay N.J. 8/16/15

No offense is meant by these fun images, only educational enlightenment.

Hope you are having a safe and happy summer. As usual, thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome M 🙂

Holy Man Shoos Huge Gull – On The Isle of Capri, Italy

This post contains seven images, and two maps. 

Exploring by boat off the south-west coast of Capri, Italy 2011, we sighted this territorial confrontation.

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“Sciò via” (“Shoo,  Away”)

Continuing around the island brought views of rocky shorelines and local boating heritage.

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When the sun shines, the island’s coast offers stunning water clarity and colors

Below: Returning from our short excursion to Capri, broken clouds enhanced this nice view of Sorrento and its stunning seaside cliffs.  

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Below: Not far, on the next day’s bus tour along the Amalfi Coast, was Positano, typical for this region, it being built over centuries on the steep slopes above the sea.

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Below: As seen from off-shore –  a view of a few Italians relaxing on a beach along the Almafi Coast.

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Below: As seen from on-shore, a view of a few (thousand) Jersey Girls (and guys) relaxing on the beach along the New Jersey Coast (?!?)

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Seaside Heights, New Jersey, August 1968!    ‘Music Radio W-A-B-C…Ding’
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Capri is located just left of the Sorrentine Peninsula but not indicated on this map.

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Thanks for viewing…

and comments are always welcome. M 🙂