Archive for January, 2010

ICE AGE

January 14, 2010

JANUARY 2010 QUAIL VALLEY

Last weekend Pam Cork of Quail Valley Yacht Club had invited us to show are line of skiffs and kayaks at her marina nestled back on the Indian River.
Well Friday was brisk but some daring souls came out and looked at our skiffs and kayaks and one gentleman  lined up a wet test.
But Saturday was one of those days that the people in the North endure yearly but for us native Floridians this was  hell.  Cold (35 Degrees), windy, rainy and a chill that grabbed your bones. I called Pam and said should I come over and Pam said “I am looking at frozen sea gulls trying to hide” , so with that I made the executive decision not to man the boats Saturday.
Sunday, bright blue skies and temp’s around 29-30 wind 20-25 out of the northwest.  I made my way over to the marina and to my surprise was about 1/2 of ice in the kayaks and skiffs.  So I stayed for about an hour removing the ice and suddenly I was having flashbacks of the TV show The Deadliest Catch” and how the crew on the Northwestern had to chip ice off their rigs daily. Well folks this boy is not chipping ice in Florida and with that I went home to sit in front of the fire.  But some brave souls picked up our brochures and called to talk about our boats.
So the moral of the story is fisherman are crazy no matter if they are in Anchorage Alaska or Vero Beach Florida.
Thanks to Pam Cork for allowing us to explore the Ice Age.

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Haiti Relief

January 14, 2010

Hello Treasure Coast friends,

By now you have all certainly heard about the devastating earthquake in Port
au Prince, Haiti. Details are still emerging, but it appears to have left
scores of people dead or injured and hundreds of thousands homeless.
Won’t you please join me in collecting food and medical supplies to send to
Haiti? Relief flights will be leaving Missionary Flights International in
Fort Pierce for Haiti all this week.
I have arranged for a collection location at 1110 U.S. 1 in Vero Beach –
directly across from Staples – where we will be collecting donations during
daylight hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
I have tents, tables and one utility box trailer so far for transporting the
donations.
We need you! Can you please donate an hour or two of time at the collection
location during the next three days?
If you have a truck or van, perhaps you can help us transport donations to
the cargo planes at MFI.
And of course, please consider donating food and medicine! Food in plastic
containers or boxes is preferred because of weight restrictions on the cargo
planes. Rice and dry beans are a Haitian staple, but all sorts of
nonperishable food is welcome.
Haiti’s hospitals and medical facilities have either been destroyed or are
overwhelmed with injured patients. There is a tremendous need for basic
First Aid supplies such as bandages, antibiotic ointment, rubbing alcohol
and over-the-counter pain medication such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
If you can help, please reply to this email or call me at 772-778-5250
(studio) or 772-539-2895 (mobile).