Category: Boats

Weekend Waterview: The Crystal Coast

We visited the Crystal Coast of North Carolina for a long weekend with friends. Enjoying a little bird watching, fishing and scenery. We rented a house on Harkers Island for our stay. You find photos of a previous visit, here. I always enjoy looking at boat names. . . Sadie Lady and Boss are hard-working…

Weekend Waterview: Boating with Dogs

We haven’t been boating much this summer for one reason or another. But it’s one of our favorite things when it’s not too dog gone hot. Early mornings or late evenings are our preferred times for a ride, avoiding the heat of the day. There’s nothing like feeling the wind in our ears. . . Or…

Weekend Waterview: Osprey Nests on the Lake

We always look forward to boating in the summer to check on “our” osprey nests. Osprey return to their same nest each year in March here on the lake, after wintering in Central and South America. They can log more than 160,000 migration miles during their 15-to-20-year lifetime. They build their nests on manmade structures . . . channel markers, duck…

Sailing into Summer: Nautical Fun on the Pontoon

I’m weighing anchor and sailing into summer with a little nautical fun on the pontoon! The summer boating season is definitely underway on the lake with our warm (hot!) weather. Towels provide a tablecloth and absorbent seating and pillows keep us anchored for a little nautical fun! Rope cocktail plates, purchased a couple of years ago from Pottery Barn,…

Spring Forward to Boating Season!

We’re enjoying our 3rd warmest March in 75 years, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s later this week, so boating season arrived with daylight saving time this year! Some elbow grease is required to spring forward to boating season. . . Which requires some bleach and a some Chateau de “Bateau” for the job. . . Best…

Love Your Pet Day and Paws for Celebration!

 Happy National Love Your Pet Day!  February 20th is the unofficial national holiday and a day set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your pets. . . Which of course is no different from any other day for pet owners. :) And for us, everyday is paws for celebration! With Treats for Lucky Dogs. . .…

‘Tis the Season and Decking the Halls: Recipes and Christmas Inspiration

Are you busy decking the halls and trimming the tree? I am currently dog sitting my mother-in-law’s two puppies while she’s in the hospital, so I’m knee-deep in white dogs as well as Christmas decorations. :) Thank you for all your prayers and get well wishes for her, please keep them coming. We’re hoping she’ll be released to rehab…

A Fall Pontoon Picnic

How was your weekend? We had some beautiful fall weather, ideal for picnicking! Fall is my favorite season with its quintessential mums and pumpkins . . .  Sweater weather and warm plaid layers . . . Fall foliage and leaf peeping. We’re weeks away from peak fall foliage but little pockets of color are starting to appear and temperatures are dipping down…