You don't realize how early the sun comes up until you get up before it. This particular morning we headed down to Dennis, MA to hop on a boat and drive it up to Boston. A 38 foot Regal. Not mine, but a neighbors who needed a couple of deck hands to help out and I was more than willing to come along for the ride and do what I could. Fueling up at the docks We would head out of the Bass River and in between the Cape and Martha's Vineyard and chug along the canal heading towards Boston. Docks on the Bass River Cat boat We gave ourselves 6 hours for the trip. We would do it in…

Tonight’s choice: Ashton VSG Paired with an oatmeal stout I picked up in Vermont on my way home from a work trip, great combination as always. Seems you can never go wrong with a Stout. Great cigar. Mild. Burns well and even. A perfect evening by the fire cigar.

Horse shows mean early mornings, long before the sun rises we are at the barn, trailer in tow, and getting ready to be at the event for 7:00 am. The best part is that we get to see some spectacular views of the sun rise around the barn Sunrise reflection on the horse trailer Looking through the barn We tend to be there for most of the day. Usually find ourselves leaving at 3:00 in the afternoon. In years past when the events were more full I've been known to unload the horse at 6:00 - now that is a long day. Prepping for the day is key. A book, a phone charger (battery pack, since my truck needs to…

I used to be an avid scuba diver. Received my dive masters at age 18 and had been all around the Caribbean, spending many a summer there sailing and diving. The cold waters of New Hampshire and even colder ocean waters both with minimal visibility will keep your diving log uncreased and empty. That hasn't stopped me from actually diving at Lake Winnipesaukee, or trying other ways to explore, yet this item on eBay caught my eye. It was an Air Line Hookah. It is simply put: A floating air compressor that pumps air down to you allowing you to dive up to 70 feet. It's probably loud and obnoxious, but saw it on eBay and kept an eye on…

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