Category: Boats

Harkers Island

We were fortunate to enjoy a little fall color in the way of sunrises & sunsets~ courtesy of Mother Nature and her paint brush at The Outer Banks with friends last weekend. We took a 7 am ferry over to Cape Lookout for a day of fishing and to see the lighthouse and were treated…

Setting Sail

We’re setting sail on the pontoon :) after boating over to watch a few regattas on the lake recently~ admiring the boats & colored sails dance across the water! Since I’m no sailor, I picked up a few nautical pillows from HomeGoods to help me with my sailing terminology~ Enamel Boat Appetizer Dishes from Pottery Barn…

Regatta Boat Drinks

We spent some time boating and enjoying a couple of regattas on the lake recently~ admiring the boats & colored sails. It floats my boat to spy new and clever boat names to add to my collection :)  Last year during our week-long stay at Harbor Island, we dined at Sweetgrass Restaurant & Bar at the Dataw…

A Maple Leaf Boat Tour

We went on a whirlwind tour of Victoria when we visited Vancouver, British Columbia in May. The day we tiptoed through the tulips at Butchart Gardens, we walked through downtown Victoria. And on a lark, down to the marina~ A boat owner coming off the water, saw me with my camera, peering through the gate…

Memorial Day from Stem to Stern

   Memorial Day kicks off Boating Season at the Lake! A reprise of our Memorial Day Fun from last year’s celebration~ I hope you don’t mind weighing anchor with me again :-) In anticipation of boating over the course of the long holiday weekend, I decorated the pontoon for fun. . . . . .from Stem to Stern. . .…

Boat Drinks

During our week at Harbor Island, we had dinner at Sweetgrass Restaurant & Bar at the Dataw Island Marina~  where the cleverly concocted cocktails are all inspired by boats at the marina. . . Here are a few straight from the marina & menu~ Sweet Thing III~ “Life sure is sweet with this refreshing blend of Firefly Sweet…

It’s Good to be Queen

A city rich with history, Southern hospitality, and casual seaside charm~ Beaufort, South Carolina is the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands”~ discovered by the Spanish in 1514 and chartered by the British in 1711. This year Beaufort celebrates its Tricentennial~ a special and historic birthday ~ that’s a lot of candles and a lot of cake!  A…

Stem to Stern

   Memorial Day kicks off Boating Season at the Lake. In anticipation of boating over the course of the long holiday weekend, I decorated the pontoon for fun~ from Stem to Stern ~ including a few stems in a mason jar. A few pillows. . . Some Red,White & Blue to dine with. . . A beverage tub filled with drinks to keep us…

Just Add Water

Just add water and I’m a happy girl~ So I was easily entertained at A & B Marina  in Key West, admiring the boats. . . Where the perfect union of sunshine. .  . . . .and water guarantees a jolly time~ And a fun holiday~   Take a Leisure Lee stroll & gaze at the sport fishing yachts~ Stopping to smell the roses onboard this vessel.…

B is for Boat Names

B is for Boat Names . . . This week’s letter assignment is the letter B. I’ve always enjoyed looking for boat names~ humorous, serious, clever, pun-intending, or nautical-inspired~ and wonder about the inspiration for the names chosen. A couple of Jimmy Buffett song-boat-names to put you in boating spirit. . .   I thought I’d include a little of the lore & superstition…