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In Praise of Rowboats

June 17, 2021 – The humble rowboat … simple, useful, and underrated. We have many types of watercraft at Camp Many Moons, but my go-to is the rowboat. This one is a “Jon boat,” supposedly nick-named that by Scandinavian fishermen. Flat-bottomed and square-bowed, it is stable and light-weight. This makes it easy to launch and … Continue reading In Praise of Rowboats

Under Way, Making Way!

June 9, 2021 – Here in the far north, boating season is under way – but not quite making way. Huh? “Under way” means a vessel is free to move– in other words, has left the dock or anchorage. “Making way” means it’s actually moving, under its own power. (I learned this on board Navy … Continue reading Under Way, Making Way!

Turning Off the Chatter

June 4, 2021 – Sometimes you just need to turn off the words — and the thoughts. A hammock is a great place for that. Mine swings just feet from the shoreline. Sometimes I come here to read and sometimes to think. If I stay here long enough, the words and thoughts stop…and I just … Continue reading Turning Off the Chatter

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