Travel | Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index With a barely-4-year-old and a not-quite-2-year-old, in a 32-foot boat sailing up the Inside Passage, a family discovers the best rewards are those never imagined. Credit Credit Caroline Van Hemert Supported by ByCaroline Van Hemert May 13, 2019 This was the third time I’d sailed up the Inside Passage in a boat. The third time I’d watched surf explode from the rocky headlands of northern Vancouver Island, the swell rhythmically shifting my view of the horizon. The umpteenth time I’d listened to the weather forecast on the VHF radio while gulls catapulted past me in the wind. But it was the first time I’d done a trip like this with young children on board. Last June, in the lengthening days of summer, my husband, Pat, and I launched north from Bellingham, Wash., on a 32-foot … [Read more...] about Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew.
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Tyler Treadway Treasure Coast Newspapers Published 8:28 PM EST Feb 1, 2019 Want to tell the Army Corps of Engineers how to manage Lake Okeechobee? The federal agency will host a series of public meetings in February to help develop new guidelines for, among other things, whether, when and how much water will be discharged from the lake west to the Caloosahatchee River and east to the St. Lucie River. The nearest meetings will be Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Lee County Mosquito Control District Training Center, 15191 Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres. Presentations at both sessions will be identical, said project manager Tim Gysan. The guidelines to be known as the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) will replace the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS) developed in 2008. Public comments will be accepted until March 31. The new guidelines are designed to consider how projects currently under construction could … [Read more...] about Lake Okeechobee water releases? Army Corps to hear public at meetings
COLUMBIA — Eight years ago, Janet Moreland was working her usual Saturday morning job, cooking breakfast at Cooper's Landing along the Missouri River.She is an avid kayaker, so when she heard fellow paddler Dave Miller was on the river, she couldn't just let him float by."I asked him lots of questions and heard he had traveled the length of the Missouri River and was writing a book about it," Moreland, 56, said. "I thought, 'If he could do it, I can do it.'"On April 14, Moreland will begin her attempt to become the first woman to complete a solo kayak trip down the entire length of the Missouri River, from its source at Brower’s Spring, Mont., to its juncture with the Mississippi at St. Louis.The following summer, she hopes to continue the journey, pushing off in St. Louis and heading down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.The 2,621-mile expedition from Montana to Missouri will take Moreland 3 1/2 months. She hopes to reach the end of the river by … [Read more...] about Kayaker Janet Moreland to embark on historic trip down Missouri River
One of the biggest draws of Charleston Woodlands is the quiet. Luke Pope-Corbett has been leading kayakers on ecology-focused expeditions at the site, near Middleton Place, for nine years. The experience serves as an immersion into one of the most iconic landscapes of the Lowcountry: a blackwater cypress swamp. On a trip to the site Wednesday, there wasn't much to hear except the wind and birds. The sights are a draw, too, with visitors often commenting on the bald cypress "knees" that spear out of dark, tea-colored water. Dust-covered ponds were speckled with imprints of leaves that had fallen through the surface. Though not far from the outer reaches of West Ashley, the swamp is “still kind of this unknown to so many people who grew up in this area," Pope-Corbett said. "Because so much of it is on private land, not a lot of people have access to it.”The bottomland forest where Pope-Corbett conducts tours is protected from development by a conservation … [Read more...] about SC wetlands — prized for habitat and flood buffer — lose protection under Trump water rule
Part I: What lurks below Troublesome Creek, which flows through the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky, drains close to 160,000 acres of mountainous terrain before emptying into the North Fork of the Kentucky River. The Hindman Settlement School sits beside the Right Fork, and it was here that Wendell Berry spoke in the summer of 2017 about the watershed uniting Eastern Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region. Berry’s writing cabin is across the road from his farmhouse, perched above the banks of the Kentucky River. “When I see the silt in the river,” he said, “I know that Eastern Kentucky is coming to me.” The river brings not only the mud of the region, he said, but also basketballs. The sport must be doing well in the mountains, he said. Sitting in the audience, it occurs to me that both the silt and the detritus will come, in time, to where I live in the Ohio River Valley. More comes down the Ohio River, in fact, than I can ever tabulate, though I have seen all … [Read more...] about The Good River: What Lurks Below The Ohio