Boating

Navigating St. Simons Island

by Terry Conway Seeking gold in the New World, Spanish explorers originally came ashore more than four centuries ago. What they stumbled upon was its astonishing beauty, mild weather and abundant wildlife. They christened the lands the Golden Isles. As the largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, St. Simons Island lies across from the …

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Melbourne Pineapple Manor

Easy Going Melbourne Beach

by Terry Conway Did you know that parrots are the third most popular pet in the world? Trouble is they live a long time. Cockatoos and Amazonian parrots can reach the age of 75 or older, so there are a lot of bird castaways. In a cozy Dutch colonial house in Melbourne Beach, Fla., Luann …

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Stepping Back in Time at the Rod & Gun Club

by Terry Conway Royal palms and tin rooftops vie for the town’s tallest point. Fishing rods poke from open windows of cottages and dusty pickups, an outward reminder of the area’s livelihood. At dockside, skiffs and canoes head out while charter captains and guides pick up guests for a day of fishing the flats and …

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Catch Classic Woodies at Lake Tahoe Festival August 9-10

By Terry Conway The beautifully and lovingly preserved antique and classic wooden boats will bring back a flood of memories for those attending the Concours d’Elegance on the shores of north Lake Tahoe, Calif. The “woodie” speedboats helped usher in a new era of boating on Lake Tahoe in the Roaring Twenties. Wealthy capitalists including …

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