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Friday, June 19, 2020

Our vessel and crew are ready to hit the water! Outdrives have been serviced; the hull has been painted; the cabins have been stocked and props have been buffed! Captain Tom and I have had a long winter, and a crazier, longer, confusing spring… with all of this comes a lot of daydreaming about those summer days, the ones that

by: Nicole Hartshorn, [email protected]

tags: Recipes

Friday, May 1, 2020

10 Random Facts about SPRING TIME I Bet You Never Knew Fact #1: Starting in the 14th century, this time of year was called “springing time” and was a reference to plants “springing” from the ground. It was shortened to just “spring” in the 16th century. Fact #2: There is a Greek Goddess of Spring

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Friday, February 7, 2020

Back in the day, Captain Tom and I started out our “boat life” living aboard a Sea Ray 260. We would anchor for days at beautiful beaches, visit new towns and park islands, or take low RPM cruises to neighboring Canada. We always had fun and exciting nautical adventures but we had some challenges when it came to food

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

It was the early 2000s B.C. (Before Children) and Captain Tom and I were finishing up the last semester at school and getting ready for another exciting summer in the 1000 Islands. Back then, it was a lot easier to hit the road with only a tent and a cooler filled with Gatorade and Hoffman hotdogs... such a simpler time. We would bop

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Friday, October 25, 2019

When I was growing up, my mother had a lot of “motherly quotes” she would refer to in fitting situations. One of her more frequently used sayings has a deeper meaning and life message, but it can most certainly be applied to this issue of GLS! It is a great message that can apply to a person’s self worth, the

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Monday, August 5, 2019

If you’re a habitual boater, you most likely have your go-to destinations, those your crew likes to call the “home away from home.” Broadly speaking, for us, it’s the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, but my Captain and crew have a few hotspots we especially love to frequent. When we are up for some fun

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Established in 1790, the United States Coast Guard is the oldest continuous seagoing service. The duties of the USCG includes Search and Rescue, Aids to Navigation, Port Security and Military Readiness, Maritime Law Enforcement, and last but not least, Ice Breaking, which I’m sure is currently in practice right around this time

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Thursday, May 2, 2019

From pulling anchors to throwing stern lines and even captaining a vessel (all while looking fantastic in a bathing suit, of course), women boaters deserve a huge shout out! For all the men boaters out there, don’t get me wrong, you are without a doubt incredible and we could not do it without you. But, if it wasn’t for us

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Crab and tomato is just one of those perfect pairings. The addition of semi-dried tomatoes (a useful store-cupboard staple) to the accompanying salad will sweeten up any store-bought tomatoes that might fall a bit short in the flavor department. Crab Toasts With Tomato Salad Serves 2 Ingredients: handful of cherry tomatoes, halved 1

by: Fiona Sims, www.the2fionas.com

tags: Recipes

Friday, February 22, 2019

Nicole Hartshorn – The River Gal – has been featured in “Thousand Island Life Magazine” and “Sea Ray Living”. Nicole is also the author of “River Entertaining: Food and Drink Ideas for Boaters in the Thousand Islands”, published by Friesen Press. There is nothing better in the world

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

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