November 2008

Little Creek, Big Changes » For decades, Norfolk's Little Creek has been a popular haven for boaters--a diamond in a neighborhood of urban decay. Now it's just one of the many jewels in the crown that is Norfolk's shiny new Ocean View. Writer Paul Clancy and his wife jump onboard their sailboat for a look and are dazzled by what's new on the waterfront.

Shark Spotting »That's right . . . there are sharks in the Chesapeake Bay. Lots of them, as Wendy Mitman Clarke recently found out when she joined VIMS Shark Research Program scientists and students on a tagging trip. But not to worry; it turns out they have a lot more to fear from us than we do from them.

The Great Outward Re-Bound » Fifteen years ago, a remarkably uncomfortable and occasionally glorious Outward Bound sailing trip left high school sophomore Ann Levelle shivering with cold, sore from rowing . . . and perversely, forever in love with boating and the Bay. This summer, Levelle, now managing editor of Chesapeake Bay Magazine, tracked down a fellow Outward Bounder and persuaded her to help retrace that life-altering journey. This time it was sweltering, stormy and, yes, still glorious.  Read this article »

From the Editor
Sympathy for the Shark » Sandbar sharks, sharpnose sharks, hammerheads . . . in the Bay? Yes, in the Bay. And what, he asks indignantly, is being done about this particular problem?  Read this article »

Nautical Know-How
Outboard Troubleshooting 101 » If your outboard gives you fits, follow these simple steps before calling a towboat. They may save you some money . . . and dignity. By Lenny Rudow.  Read this article »

Marina Hopping
Haven in Havre de Grace » Jean Korten Moser heads to Havre de Grace Yacht Sales & Marina at Log Pond for a quiet and friendly visit, and a little introduction to Susquehanna mud.

Bay Spotlight
Beauty and Personality » Mere steps from the Portsmouth, Va., waterfront, Tamzin B. Smith finds the relaxing Glencoe Inn, where  Scottish style meets Victorian charm.

Cruise of the Month
Treasure Island Hunting » In search of arrowheads and other waters-edge treasures, Jane Meneely visits James Island for a little treasure-hunting expedition.

Angler's Almanac
Biting Commentary » Slurpers and strikers and nibblers, oh my. John Page Williams says learning how fish eat will help you land some big ones.

Meneely Under Way
Keepers » Jane Meneely files away some great mental snapshots as she gets up close and personal with nature from her kayak.

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