Our Web SiteMay 4, 2013
Periodically we monitor the traffic on our site. Thought it might be interesting to share this with our readers.
The table shows an increase in "hits" over the last year. Other tables show they are from around the United States and 35 countries.
If you have something to share with our members and visitors , please send it our way. (Ed)
Picture GalleryDecember 2, 2012
Some iconic views along our river banks. Picture Gallery Share a few of yours by send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't worry about formatting or size.
Tom, Margie, and the Great Loop
Current Port: Melbourne Florida heading North. Be sure to get detail on their blog (Blewgrassloopers) to see pictures of the ports and the great side trips. They are doing it right!
Tom and Margie Binzer along with another couple from the Blue Grass Power Squadron left the beginning of this month to travel the Great Loop for a year. You can follow their progress on a blog. (Blewgrassloopers) Currently on a side trip up the Tennessee River to Chattanooga they will return to the Ten-Tom waterway and turn south toward Mobile AL with the winter weather hopefully astern.
I encourage you to use the link above to follow their trip through delightful word pictures and photos. To enjoy it even more travel along with them via "Google Earth". If you don't already have this marvelous and free program on your computer here is the link (Google Earth Download). After a little learning curve you will wonder how you have lived without it. Enter a place they write about in the search box and zoom directly to it. From there you can pan and zoom along the waterway or into town. A link is provided to “Google Maps” where using a feature called “Street View” you can walk the sidewalks and almost read menus posted in the windows. (I am waiting for a button to smell bakeries) On both are links to almost everything in the area.
Don Owen, Dennis Lorenz, and other crew members along the way just completed a trip bringing Don's boat from Williamsburg North Carolina to Tartan's Landing along many of the same waterways they will travel. (We envy their leisurely pace and side trips) Every mile was researched in enough detail to see sandbars, buoys, and individual slips in Marinas using the techniques above.
Although you can't experience the spectacular Tennessee fall colors they will see, you can through their blog stow aboard 'Blew Grass' for a vicarious journey from your landside perch. Thanks and good luck Tom, Margie, Tony, and Stephanie (ED)