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How to Read Wind Direction Using a Map

How to Read Wind Direction Using a Map

Feb 26, 2019

Reading wind direction is vital for anyone who wants to sail. The wind is the force that drives the sailboat in the desired direction. The way the wind hits the sails determines the direction that the boat goes. Why Wind Direction Matters A sailboat gliding across the water is a physics problem in motion. The wind blows against the sail at an angle, causing it...

The Top 20 Al Fresco Dining Spots in San Diego

The Top 20 Al Fresco Dining Spots in San Diego

Feb 20, 2019

Whether you live in San Diego or plan to travel there, you’re sure to want to eat outdoors in this gorgeous city where the climate is friendly most of the year. Here are 20 of San Diego’s best al fresco dining spots to check out, from Imperial Beach to North County. San Diego is known for a range of ethnic cuisines, but especially for Mexican and Asian food....

The Best Time to go Whale Watching in San Diego!

The Best Time to go Whale Watching in San Diego!

Jan 22, 2019

The beginning of the year is the best time to whale watch in San Diego as many species of whale migrate through the region between December and April. If you have never had the chance to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, now is the time to start planning your visit to San Diego. Although it is still winter, the weather in San Diego tends to...

Dolphin Watching Out of San Diego

Dolphin Watching Out of San Diego

Jan 11, 2019

Whale watching may get more of the attention here in San Diego but dolphin watching is just as fun and exciting. These amazing marine mammals love to jump and play, making them a joy to watch in their natural habitat. Here’s what you need to know about dolphin watching in San Diego.  Dolphin Basics  There are many different species of dolphin....

How to Varnish Wood the Right Way

How to Varnish Wood the Right Way

Dec 26, 2018

Learning how to varnish wood is essential for any DIY practitioner. Whether you are looking to spruce up some tired, old furniture in your home, maintain your boat or complete woodworking projects, you’ll have to varnish the wood at some point. Adding a few coats of varnish can give the wood a smooth, lustrous finish that looks great and protects you from...