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Friday, September 25, 2020

Captain Tom is in big trouble! Would you believe he said the “S-word” in front of our Little Skippers the other day?! It’s not even officially fall yet and he has the nerve to say the word “SNOW” to me and the kids! Now, I know the summer boating season is winding down for most and the bright green

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The start of the 21st century was a big deal to me and it came with life changes. My ever-so-loved cut off jean shorts were replaced with capri pants, and my awesome tie-dyed Grateful Dead t-shirts were replaced with crop tops! The band Temple of the Dog seemed to “Say Hello to Heaven” and die off—as many one hit

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Recipes

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

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