Say Goodbye To Fish Sticks?

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Now they’re saying there’s not enough cod for fish sticks. Here’s a link to Tim McDonnell’s article on the New England’s cod fishery. You better pour some coffee first. Or something stronger.

Interested in books for the beach? check out some of Linda Greenlaw’s books Hungry Ocean, Lobster Chronicles, and Seaworthy. (You might remember her as the female sword fisherman portrayed in the movie The Perfect Storm.) She knows the industry and has a great writing voice to boot.

As for the fish skeleton wind vane photo, I hope it inspires a change in direction.

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–Tim Bryant
Author of Blue Rubber Pool
Surf Director at Pineapple Hill

 

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Hammock Man w/Optimum Sailboat book

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Another of my newly found “Hammock Man” You Tube videos. I was recovering from an injury and had nothing better to do. In this one I have a copy of my Optimum Sailboat book. Another for you to add to your great books for the beach and great books for the boat collections.
— Tim Bryant
Author of Blue Rubber Pool
Surf Director at Pineapple Hill

 

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Book Review: Wind From The Carolinas

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Another book review for my books for the beach and books for the boat recommendations…

Robert Wilder’s Wind from the Carolinas is one of my favorite books for the beach or boat. It’s one of Jimmy Buffet’s favorite books too. I read every other year or so and have several copies including one that lapped me around the pool a few times.

If you like historical fiction you’ll like this story of an aristocratic South Carolina family relocating to the Bahama Islands after ending up on the wrong side of the Revolutionary War. They went “lock, stock and barrel”–even dismantling their big plantation house brick-by-brick and shipping it out as ballast.

The plot unfolds with a fulfilling description of early life in the Caribbean then follows changes to island life through several generations.

There’s a love story in there too.

Bring a copy of Wind from the Carolinas along next time you’re under sail or heading to the coast.

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–Tim Bryant
Author of Blue Rubber Pool
Surf Director at Pineapple Hill

 

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Books for the boat. Books for the beach.

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I’m a book hound. Books fit my life the way sailing, sunning, beaches, hammocks and machine guns do.

After moving to the boonies and getting more or less settled at Pineapple Hill, I’ve been on a “books for the boat, books for the beach” book buying binge. By that I mean grabbing up five, sometimes ten, at a time. They’ve become a sort of security blanket “wooby.” During times when I can’t escape to a boat or beach, I escape to a book.

Listening to some buds explain their SHTF plan, it occurred to me that a good book will be worth its weight in gold in the event the world goes off the grid –shutting down the Internet, television, DVD players and so much else. People will want information and will want to be entertained.

Your bug out kit –whether going to the boat or the back roads– should include a private library. A few titles or a big stash. Loan em. Trade em. Sell ’em.

And, in the meantime, enjoy ’em on your pool lounger.

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— Tim Bryant
Author of Blue Rubber Pool
Surf Director at Pineapple Hill

 

 

 

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