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The Best Laid Plans

Earlier this week, Pam and I laid out a plan to do something yesterday that neither of us has tried in three years.

What we planned to do was motor from our marina to a spot across the Choptank River where our chart said… 1,082 more words

Sailboat Systems

Dragging the chain - does anchoring by large ships impact our marine life?

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining a multidisciplinary team of researchers, supported by UOW’s Global Challenges program, to investigate the potential impact of large ships anchoring on our marine life and seafloor habitats. 509 more words

Anchor Montage

This is my very first anchor for TV Warren News. I was super excited and eager. All smiles!!


Old Hand's Indonesian Voyage--part 3

We piled in the skiff and I rowed toward a dilapidated pierhead while McWhirr continued his narration.
“My grandfather also told a darker tale. He said the streets of old Batavia were paved with sorrow, the walls built with the grief of mothers who toiled over an illusory harvest, it’s ramparts manned by desiccated souls who invested all their goods in the virtual fun-house of Mammon.“ 564 more words

Cape Lookout - When Bad Karma meets Good Fortune

Somebody did say skip going to Cape Lookout on Labor Day weekend, especially with the wind out of the northeast. Well of course I’m not going to listen. 333 more words

The frailty and error-proneness of human cognition and the decision to torture

Under many conditions (including difficult and stressful ones), people rely on heuristics (cognitive shortcuts that enable decisions) and are prone to effects of social processes such as groupthink. 913 more words

Finally at anchor

We have a couple of days left at our Las Palmas Marina mooring. But last evening we felt it was enough – we needed to enjoy the freedom of anchoring so we wrestled out of our tight slot. 128 more words

Sailing Notes