Messing Around in Boats / Miscellany

Manual Boating Bliss

A Paean to paddling….  I decided not to buy the 5 horsepower outboard motor for my canoe, thanks to Paul. As we sat on the bake house porch Sunday, surveying the early morning harbor, he offered well-reasoned dissent from my notion. Boating perfection, he stated, consists of a canoe, the paddle and nothing involving internal … Continue reading


Time, Tide, Tuscany

For three weeks in July, I set my watch by the church bells of San Regolo. But that is not how you tell time in San Regolo. The hourly bells chime down its narrow streets, along the stone houses, out over the surrounding olive groves, cypress trees, and vineyards of this tiny village below Castello … Continue reading