Sailing Long Winded

LAST JUNE, my fiancé Josh and I settled on our new home together. Except this home wasn’t at our preferred location. And this home wasn’t a house. We just bought a new-to-us 1981 S2 9.2 center cockpit sailboat, named Sur la Mer. We got her from her second owners in Forked River, NJ, just off of Read More

Chestertown, Maryland

AS YOU STROLL down the streets of Chestertown in Kent County, MD, you feel like you are stepping into a time machine. Colonial-era architecture and funky antique shops align a waterside neighborhood overlooking the Chester River. Founded in 1706, the Victorian town was named one of Maryland’s six Royal Ports of Entry. Wealthy merchants flourished along Read More

Yacht Management

DID YOU BUY your boat for weekend recreation and find it takes four days of maintenance for every two days of enjoyment? Have you canceled a summer vacation on the boat, because the air conditioning wasn’t working? Do you live more than a few hours away from where you keep your boat? Do you love Read More

Beachcombing around the Chesapeake Bay

MY BEACHCOMBING DAYS started when I was a child back in the 1960s on a beach called Veasey Cove along the Bohemia River. We would arrive for the weekend in our homemade wooden houseboat powered by a 75 Evinrude outboard motor. My husband and I now own a 43-foot Silverton Sport Bridge. Our boats may Read More

Chesapeake Farmers’ Markets

ON A HOT DAY in July, sweat beads up on your forehead as you reach for a juicy, ripe peach and take a big bite — there is nothing more replenishing or refreshing. The first taste of the season brings the sweetest flavor to the soul and lingers on your tongue all summer long. Eastern Read More

Family Beaches on the East Coast

ARE YOU HANKERING for fresh, salty air after hunkering down all winter? Here are eight family beaches where you and your family can stretch out and breathe easy again. After spending a chunk of early 2020 not going anywhere except the grocery store, the prospect of salty air and endless space seems like a dream. Read More

Chesapeake Bay Anchorages

THE CHESAPEAKE BAY’S 11,684 miles of shoreline are packed with great places to drop the anchor, turn off your engine and kick back to enjoy the view. Whether you’re seeking a place to take a refreshing dip in the water, drop a line to catch dinner, hook up with friends or take the dinghy ashore Read More

No Hard Feelings Cruise

ABOUT 30 MEMBERS of England’s Royal Lymington Yacht Club (RLymYC) joined the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake (SCC) in September 2019 for a taste of Chesapeake Bay cruising. Altogether, 78 sailors on 20 boats enjoyed some of the best fall cruising the Chesapeake has to offer — good winds, perfect temperatures, cool nights on the Read More

Garden State Sampler on a Summer Cruise

ONE OF MY FONDEST memories of summers cruising along the Garden State shore actually happened about an hour inland. We were on Route 70, an ages-old highway connecting Philadelphia to the state’s seaside communities, where six lanes dwindled to two past the town of Medford. There we would stop at one of the two, back-to-back Read More

Lewes and Rehoboth: A Tale of Two Delaware Beach Towns

GROWING UP IN THE South, I remember my Grandma Missy describing the difference between Charleston and Savannah, two charming and competitive port cities I’d not yet had the privilege to visit. She explained to me that both were like the attractive daughters of a gentile Southern family. Older sister Charleston married well and joined the Read More