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
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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
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
Hey Captain Ken! It’s me, Alicia, sending you another bird picture. It’s a Great Egret and it is looking for lizards and insects to eat right out in front of my house. Yuk! But I guess if you are a bird like this one, that kind of food is most likely exactly what it likes. I see it and others almost everyday when I look out my window before going to school. This time, I went out through the garage so I would not scare it away. I hope you like this picture and if I see any other interesting things, I will send it to you. Thanks Captain Ken! -Alicia M., Riviera Beach, FL
As if New York City couldn’t be any more spectacular, check out this photo taken by my good buddy Bjoern Kils in the lower Hudson River a couple of days ago. We were crossing over from the Jersey City side when Mother Nature decided to put on quite the atmospheric show.
Bjoern runs the in-your-face, awesome, take-your-breath-away, uber exciting, thrill-a-minute NY Media Boat Tours. If you are visiting the Big Town and are looking for something to do that is so different you’ll be talking about your experience out on the water for a long time, give him a call and tell him Capt. Ken sent you around. I guarantee, you will not be disappointed. Check out his Website at http://www.nymediaboat.com. Cell/text: +1 732.586.7394 // firstname.lastname@example.org
To be sure, there’s magic found in many places but none more than that discovered in nature. For all of my life, I have beheld wonderment, been amazed, stood in awe, and had my breath taken away by what I have seen and experienced. The first time I saw a shark come up from the depths and swim around my boat; being caught in a thunderstorm; been out at sea, and out of sight of land; explored coral reefs and sailed under the Southern Cross. I never tire of sunrises, sunsets, the phases of the moon, the change of seasons, and the endless procession of cloud formations that are in constant motion across the skies. I was visiting family when I took this picture. After a brief rainstorm, I stepped outside and saw this double rainbow in the distance. Yet another remarkable moment for my wonderful memories which, here, I am very pleased to be sharing with everyone.–Kyle M., Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland