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Boat Wakes and the ICW

Alligator-Pungo Canal, the sport fish boats wake washing up on shore. Photo by Bill Hezlep

In the spring of 2012, we were northbound on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), returning to the Chesapeake from a winter cruise of the gulf coast that had taken us as far west as Galveston Bay. We spent May 5 …

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Remembering the First Crossing

Cat Cay

The NOAA weather forecast indicated that a cold front approaching South Florida was weakening and a weather window for crossing the Gulf Stream might slide open. Being an optimist, the next morning I paid our bill at the Dinner Key …

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Down a Louisiana Rabbit Hole

At the end of the 2011 Hurricane season, we took in our dock lines, left the Seabrook Marina on Clear Lake in Texas, pointed M/V Walkabout east and headed for the Florida Keys. One week later we were on the …

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