Hey Capt. Ken, enjoyed catching up with you at this past Ft. Lauderdale boat show. Good to see you again. We are on our way back from our trip through the Abacos and took this sunset shot for your Photo Op section. Hope our paths cross again as we will be cruising up north late in May and are planning a stop over in New York City before we head to New England waters including Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, Mt. Desert, Maine, and then up into Nova Scotia. Either way, going to or coming from, we’ll be sure to look you up. – D. and M. Smith, Chicago, IL
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Capt. Ken: We are on our way back north from spending the winter in South Florida and, knowing our home port weather is still not very good, are taking it very slow aboard our 60 foot Hatteras Motor Yacht. Currently staying at the Jekyll Harbor Marina in Georgia, we are enjoying the sights, the food, the golf, and meeting up with friends and family. Our plan is to stop at Tybee, Hilton Head, and Charleston for a few days each, maybe longer, before pushing on. Have enjoyed your articles over the years in the boating magazines as well as your video work. Most entertaining and informative. Your site is also very good and would ask that you post more of your creative work. Both the SALTY LIFE and LITERARY CORNER writings are worthy of attention. We were walking our dog the other morning and noticed the light fog hanging in the midst of a nearby wooded area. I always have my camera with me when we travel and after loading the photos on my laptop, I thought you might like it enough to share it here on your site. Thanks again for all your efforts. -J. and L. Banks, Cape May, NJ
Captain Ken- Have enjoyed your varied postings on this site, particularly your personal and original writing as in the STAY SALTY story, and especially the many photographs. Here is one we snapped this past January on our way back from fishing in the waters around Bimini. We were in the dock and our mate spotted the crescent moon rising with the planet Venus and we all got our cameras and phones out. Thought this was the best of them. – A.B. Smith & Crew, Savannah, GA
Capt. Ken- We have been following your excellent journalism in the boating magazines for years and have enjoyed not only your unique writing style and voice, but your thoroughness and obvious skill in researching the subject matter. Your continuing postings on this site is a welcome addition to your career. As you do, we call New York City our home port and while our boating experience has spanned some 40+ years now, completing many ICW, Great Loop, Panama Canal, Caribbean and Bahamas, and Inside Passage trips, we never tire of our own harbor. Here’s a sunset picture we took this past fall as we motored past the Statue of Liberty on our way up the East River to an overnight stay in Port Washington. Keep up the good work.
–Daniel & Jan Richards, NYC
Thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos from travelers all over the world. On a recent early morning crossing to the Abacos from Palm Beach, Florida, on a very beautiful day, we snapped this one off and were so taken by the vastness of both the ocean and sky, we would like to share it with others. There is nothing, to those of us who travel with our boats, whether under sail or power, that can match the grandeur and awesome power of the natural world. Please keep posting these photos. They are most welcome and interesting and we will keep looking for more to send in as we travel. P. & M. Kline, Savannah, GA
Mio caro Capitano Ken: Tu e la tua bella famiglia ho incontrato qualche tempo fa nella città di Deia a Palma de Mallorca. Abbiamo avuto una meravigliosa cena lì e siamo rimasti più gentile con qualche consiglio per me e mio marito con un piccolo problema sulla nostra barca. Eravamo da poco cercando su Internet e scoperto il vostro sito e le belle foto, molti dei vostri lettori eravamo condividere con voi. La prego di accettare questo come un ricordo del nostro tempo e nella speranza che un giorno possiamo ancora una volta condividere una cena, un po ‘di vino, e buone storie sui nostri viaggi. Cordiali saluti a voi e la vostra famiglia. –A. Vincenti, San Remo, Italia
(My dear Capt. Ken: I met you and your lovely family some time ago in the town of Deia on Palma de Mallorca. We had a wonderful dinner there and you were most kind with some advice to my husband and myself with a small problem on our boat. We were recently looking on the Internet and discovered your site and the beautiful photos many of your readers were sharing with you. Please accept this one as a memory of our time there and in hopes that one day we may once again share a dinner, some wine, and good stories about our travels. Best regards to you and your family. -A. Vincenti, San Remo, Italy)
A stroll along the beach resulted in this picture. I found it interesting to note all the textures, patterns, and materials present: the weathered and whorled wood; the rusting iron; the rocks; the sand, all being impacted on by nature and all showing different results. Your blog is most attractive for those of us who are into the boating lifestyle and I would assume, many who just happen to find the site. I am sure all these pictures reach across the interest level as well. Your featured image here–the vintage camera–is also quite creative. Thanks for your years of outstanding writing with the magazines and now, for this most informative site.
–A. Bartley, Seattle, WA
My friends and I have been following your postings and are really enjoying all the personal photographs that are being sent in. I thought you might find this one interesting: We are regulars in the waters off of Carbon Beach in Malibu and with the wind and surf down a bit, decided to take a break. I snapped off this shot and hope you and everybody else checking in, likes it. –J. ‘Gus’ Medwick, Carbon Beach, Malibu, CA
Choices. Sometimes easier to make than others. Take my dilemma with this situation. Should I surf or swim? For me, either way, I win. Keep up the excellent work here. I am enjoying your postings and look forward to each one. No choice. I will be back. Good onya mate! –K. Morse, Bondi Beach, Australia
AH THE JOYS OF BOATING! Hey gang, just a salty little shout out to all of you from me (center, hands on the wheel, trademark blue-mirrored Revos on) on the way back from trippin’ ‘roun the Abacos aboard a beautiful Vicem 72 with a couple of buddies of mine; that’s John to the right, Michael to the left, with photographer and long time friend Jim Raycroft snapping the shot. Hope all is well with you and yours and thanks so much for checking into the site with an extra nod of appreciation for those sending in their own photos. Great stuff! Keep ’em coming. Fair winds and following seas. -Capt. Ken