Bait and Switch in the General Assembly

by George Ohrstrom II As a member of Virginia’s conservation community following the actions of the General Assembly, I was both excited and fearful to see the recently released proposed budget numbers. I knew that both the House and Senate versions would be different, but I did not expect to read what I did. We […]

Soundings: Sail Day 4

Friday, July 11, 2014 Block Island Sound to Shelter Island Weather Forecast: Mostly cloudy in the morning…then clearing. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph…Becoming southeast this afternoon. Mostly clear in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. New […]

Soundings: Sail Day 1

Tuesday, July 7, 2014    0830 Pre-Sail Briefing: Clements Creek Marina off the Severn River Lex Birney, Skipper Edward Parry Pete McKenna Ted Dessasaure Duncan Hood Bill Howard Weather Forecast: Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach MD SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL PREVAIL OVER THE WATERS TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS TONIGHT AND […]

Soundings: The Back Story

This story was first posted in July of 2014, but provides a little back story to my ongoing adventures on the good ship Arcadia and my good friend Lex Birney’s entry into the Annapolis Bermuda Race 2016. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch […]