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Salty Saturday with the Priechenfried Crew

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Had a lovely day on the water with the Priechenfried’s (Amy, Carl, and my fav misfit crew of mini pirates) today.  Weather was a wee bit windy, but the temp was perfect.  We made our way to a little island just North of Bear and just South of EI.  It was a very small piece of real estate that we made our home for several hours of grilling and chilling, SUPing, kayaking, and other salty hair and sandy feet activities.

Here is a snippet of our day:

 

Until next time…

Wishing you all Blue Skies and Calm Seas,

 

Bear Island

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Check out this short and sweet video of a recent Bear Island Adventure with the Coastinista.

 

https://youtu.be/iJfZatVI7lk 

 

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Good Ocean Karma: A very brief account

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I truly believe that you get what you give.  In the case of marine debris, and the fight to educate, prevent, and remove, I find that these good deeds always bring good karma in the form of a day full of nice ridable waves for surfing, really great dive conditions on the day you book a full-day charter, or ocean-floor-ground-scores.

Almost always do I find a special gift from the ocean during my long beach-sweep walks.  Some say, leave only footprints, and take only memories, which is great in most cases.  I like to keep some treasures from the sea (none with critters, of course) and use them as ways to teach others about the sea.

Last week, I found is sweet ocean floor ground score:

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This, my friends, is a horse conch.  Horse Conch (Triplofusus giganteu) also called the Florida Horse Conch is the state shell of Florida and is the largest snail to be found in American waters.  They can sometimes reach a length of up to two feet.

This one was found on a free-dive adventure off Bear Island, NC.

Happy Shell Hunting (and beach sweeping)!

Blue Skies and Calm Seas,

L