Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Moving and Shifting

Moving and Shifting

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  When you’re on the boat, you’re always moving, even when you seem not to be going anyplace. Although you’re tied to a dock or attached by an anchor or mooring, the wind and current moves you. Perhaps there’s wave activity as well. But that’s not all, as far beneath you there’s movement of the […]

Spooky Sea Dwellers

Spooky Sea Dwellers

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Though you can’t see them from your boat or along the beach, ghostly creatures live below the ocean’s surface. They frighten and then eat other creatures, and can also be pretty scary if spotted by a sea diver or scientist.   The Pacific lamprey can grow over two feet long. They are parasites that attach […]

What Other Words are in HALLOWEEN?

What Other Words are in HALLOWEEN?

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

                        Answers: WNAL is LAWN OLLHE is HELLO ELEHW is WHEE LWOH is HOWL LWAL is WALL LALOW is ALLOW ANLE is LEAN HAEL is HEAL

Who Ya Calling Crabby?

Who Ya Calling Crabby?

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

They scurry by on the shore and might pinch you if you get too close. But what else do you know about crabs? Crabs are found in oceans, fresh water, and on land. The pea crab is the teeniest known crab and the Japanese spider crab can spread its legs out to measure about 13 […]

Other Words Meaning Crabby

Other Words Meaning Crabby

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

                Answers: RUGPYM is GRUMPY SRSOC is CROSS YTTES is TESTY CRYKNA is CRANKY OYUHCRG is GROUCHY ERDU is RUDE FFRGU is GRUFF

Fun Facts about Frogs

Fun Facts about Frogs

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Everyone knows that frogs hop and their babies are called tadpoles, but how much more do you know? We promise you’ll be able to share lots of interesting info about frogs by the time you finish this article! Frogs are part of a group known as amphibians. They are creatures who live two lives — […]

Types of Waterways

Types of Waterways

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

                              Answers: ERVIR is RIVER CNAEO is OCEAN ROOBK is BROOK ITELN is INLET SRTMEA is STREAM OAONGL is LAGOON HCLNAEN is CHANNEL EATUSYR is ESTUARY

Silly Sailing Superstitions!

Silly Sailing Superstitions!

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Ever since the first sailors stepped aboard a ship’s deck (always on the right foot), they have thought of the sea as a thing over which they had little control and even less understanding. To bolster their confidence, these seafarers built up a series of myths and superstitions over the centuries. They thought they were […]

Swim Smarts

Swim Smarts

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

You may feel very comfortable being on a boat, but you’ll be a lot safer if you know how to swim. We don’t want to scare you, but kids who take swimming lessons (and wear life jackets everywhere but the cabin) cut their risk of drowning. While it’s great to have a parent or an […]

What Other Words are in SUNSCREEN?

What Other Words are in SUNSCREEN?

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

          Answers: UERC is CURE ESCREU is RESCUE RSNUE is NURSE RSENEC is SCREEN REESCU is SECURE ENESR is SNEER

Keep Your Ears Open!

Keep Your Ears Open!

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters need to be alert at all times. That’s more than just keeping our eyes open and looking everywhere. When traveling over the water, boaters need to listen, understand, and react to the sound signals from other boats. Like turn indicators and the horn on a car, sounds are the ways boaters tell others on […]

What Other Words Are in UNDERWATER?

What Other Words Are in UNDERWATER?

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

                            DTEARR is TRADER ERNAEDWUR is UNDERWEAR EDNWRA is WANDER RETRUN is RETURN ARWRED is DRAWER DAWERR is REWARD TNAEWD is WANTED TAENE is EATEN

Wet & Witty

Wet & Witty

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Q: What kind of haircut does a cheap pirate captain get? A: A crew cut! Q:Where do fish sleep? A: In waterbeds. Q: What did the retired pirate become? A: An arrrrrrrrrrrrtist. Q: What grades are most popular in schools of fish? A: Anything below C. Q: Where do pirates anchor? A: In the harrrrrrbor. […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The month of April feels like a reward for making it through winter. Sure, it’s a quirky month, but the likelihood is that we won’t be plunged into an extended Arctic chill. In other words, it may be changeable, but April is all about progress. Unless you’re exclusively an ice boater, the factors that matter […]

What Are Other Words are in SANDCASTLE?

What Are Other Words are in SANDCASTLE?

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Kids Unscrambler: What Are Other Words are in SANDCASTLE?

What Other Words are in SEAWATER?

What Other Words are in SEAWATER?

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Do Life Jackets Right

Do Life Jackets Right

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the authority on boating safety, drowning prevention begins with requiring all boat operators to have wearable life jackets for each person aboard. Choosing the proper life jacket takes a bit of knowledge and effort, but it really comes down to remembering three simple rights: the jacket must be […]

Row or Paddle?

Row or Paddle?

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. If I say, “Quick! Name a rowing song” you’ll probably say “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” immediately. But can you name a song about paddling? I couldn’t think of one. Rowing is what we sing about, but paddling is probably what many of us do. That’s because the two words describe different actions in […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the stresses in our everyday world, living the boating lifestyle affords opportunities to escape. Once the dock fades from view, I enjoy a vacation from life’s big and small burdens. As family and friends laugh on the boat, gentle waves, sunshine, and sea creatures distract and soothe. The recipe for short-term relaxation is simple: […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy New Year! Whether you greet January with a sigh of relief or a wave of disappointment, it’s an attention-grabbing month. Do you make multiple resolutions or decree yourself resolution-free? Either way, you’re likely open to self-improvement. Winter provides boaters with the opportunity to improve. Perhaps calling it an upgrade is more à propos. Let’s […]

What Are Other Words Meaning Funny?

What Are Other Words Meaning Funny?

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Kids Unscrambler

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Really, December — you’re back so soon? It’s hard to believe that within this month, you’ll usher in winter and escort 2016 out the door. Once again, you’ll gather together our loved ones and those we only see once a year. You’ll be so joyous and festive, sprinkling us with good cheer, and then suddenly […]

Color and Learn!

Color and Learn!

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

There are apps for everyone and plenty of online games, but there’s still something satisfying about laying out a sheet of paper and coloring it in. We’ve compiled a list of free coloring pages for kids (and adults, too — no one is looking). The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has coloring pages on […]

What Other Words are in OCTOPUS?

What Other Words are in OCTOPUS?

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Kids Unscrambler

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Things I Don’t Miss About Boating Season: Sunscreen streaks on all clothing not white. Endless repetition of It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. People who start every conversation with, Is it hot enough for you? Rain on weekends, sunshine on weekdays. Things I Do Miss About Boating Season: Everything else. I’m lucky enough to […]

What Other Words are in LAUGHTER?

What Other Words are in LAUGHTER?

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

September is a mixed-up stew of ingredients — extra obligations, warm days, spectacular sunsets occurring just about dinnertime. When weekdays are measured by work and school, the boat becomes a savory respite for a few hours. As warm weekends dwindle, time aboard feels less like feasts and more like desserts. However, dessert is often the […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Whoa, it’s August! I debated whether that should have been a statement, an exclamation, or a question, because it seems to me as if it was just June. Summer was starting, the days were getting longer, and then… the month accelerated into July, which sped by in a whoosh of boating fun. No matter how […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello, July! Do you know how beloved you are by boaters? We open our arms in greeting, we emblazon your sky with wondrous fireworks, and we sing your praises everywhere. The moment I typed that last phrase, I recalled one of Walt Whitman’s beautiful poems. I realized that, even in the midst of our national […]

Funny on Porpoise!

Funny on Porpoise!

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Tell these jokes to your friends and family… if they don’t think the jokes are as funny as we do, don’t tell anyone you heard them from us! What did the beach say to the seagull? Long tide, no sea! Why can’t you go out when it’s raining cats and dogs? You may step in […]

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