April 2010

Island Times »Senior editor Jody Argo Schroath and her old college chum visit the historic (and saintly) St. Clements, St. George and Cobb islands on the Potomac River, reminding us that you needn't go to the Caribbean to have an island adventure. Read this article

Iron Chef: Battle Chesapeake! »Our resident food-obsessed boater, managing editor Ann Levelle, makes the rounds to the cook-off competitions around the Bay--and gives us all the details on four of the Bay's biggest (and tastiest) cook-offs: The Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off, the National Oyster Cook-Off, the Upper Bay Soup Challenge, and the Capital Crab Soup Cook-Off in Annapolis.

Fearless Fishing Forecast 2010 » It's been a long, cold, wet winter, but now it's time to dig out your tackle boxes and start your outboards. John Page Williams and his band of experts analyze the upcoming fishing season and as always, let us in on what will be biting and when. Read this article

Bypoints : Spring, Yea, Verily
It's been a long, cold, snowy, snowy winter, he says, trying not to sound whiny. Problem is, he still sounds whiny. . . . Spring should fix that. Read this article

Marina Hopping : A Quiet Place to Light
Peace and quiet are easy to come by at the Wharf at Handy's Point on Worton Creek, says Jody Argo Schroath—even when the night sky is ablaze with anchor lights from the summer cruisers.

Cruise of the Month : Roughing It on Sarah Creek
The Bay's great anchorages wait for no man (or woman, or weather), as Jody Argo Schroath will attest to after making a cold-weather visit to Sarah Creek on the York River.

Meneely Under Way : To Strive, To Seek, To Find
No matter how hard we try to sail into the sunset, it will always stay beyond our reach. With apologies to Lord Tennyson, Jane Meneely says she'd rather spend her cruising years right here on the Bay—her own personal Bali Hai.

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