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“Superintendent’s House” – US Army Corps of Engineers Has a Sense of Humor – WHO KNEW?

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-11-2013

The Corps of Engineers apparently has a sense of humour
On the Great Dismal Swamp heading north to Virginia.
Photo by Captain Parky

A Strange Water Bug – Middle River, Fort Lauderdale – Florida

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-01-2013

A boring March day at the Middle River anchorage, Ft Lauderdale; nothing going on. Oh, wait! There was this guy came by hovered and waved… Hummm, looks like fun.
Photo by Stephanie Peterson
s/y “Brilliant”
Moody 425

In answer to a query to the cruising community about just what are seeing here, we received multiple responses:

It’s Zainojet! They are a rental company in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and soon Orlando that rent these pretty amazing devices. They had a pontoon support boat and a jetski chase boat and were providing instruction to new flyers when they came by our anchorage. In the photo you can see the red pump that is free floating, the “flyer” drags the unit behind. They spent four or five hours in the middle river the day we saw them.
Their website has more information, including pricing (ouch!) http://www.zainojet.com
Stephanie Peterson

There is a pump floating in the water.
Susan Leaf

Attached to a jet ski exit port via the tube. Jet ski is behind the water spray
Have seen it close up in Chicago
Thanks
Steve Gryglas

By now you must have dozens of responses about how the strange “Bug” operates. It was widely publicized in the boating press and on TV about a year ago. A powerful pump either on a float or onshore supplies water at high pressure through a long hose, visible in the picture, to a pair of nozzles attached to a harness strapped to the operator. The operator manipulates the intensity and direction of the jets to control his flight. Sort of like the James Bond “flying belt” of 30 years ago except that the water jet has a flight duration much
longer than the 15 seconds of the “flying belt.” Obviously the flight path is limited by the length of the hose. It’s just for fun. Not commuting.
Larry Z

There is a pump that remains in the water – you can see it at the bottom of the picture to the left of the vertical hose.
The pumps continuously supplies high pressure water up the flexible hose to provide the “lift”.
Just saw one in Harbour Island, Bahamas a week ago.
Curtis

It’s Zainojet! They are a rental company in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and soon Orlando that rent these pretty amazing devices. They had a pontoon support boat and a jetski chase boat and were providing instruction to new flyers when they came by our anchorage. In the photo you can see the red pump that is free floating, the “flyer” drags the unit behind. They spent four or five hours in the middle river the day we saw them.
Their website has more information, including pricing (ouch!) http://www.zainojet.com
Stephanie Peterson

Mosquito Creek (South Carolina) Sunset As Hurricane Sandy Approaches

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-18-2013

This sunset was at Mosquito Creek, off the Ashepoo River, South Carolina, as Hurricane Sandy approached.
Photos made with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
There are so many beautiful sights to be observed and enjoyed while out on the waterways.
Glen
Glen and Jill Moore
DeFever 40 Last Dance

Dry Tortugas/Fort Jefferson, Valentine’s Day, 2013

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-04-2013

Valentines Day 2013 in the Dry Tortugas at Fort Jefferson
Out of nowhere …..not predicted
It went from Sunny to Dark and 20 degrees colder inside of 30 minutes .
Then 45 knot gusts with 30 sustained.
Snorkel Mask to see.
Boatins excitin
Tom S/V Cecilia Marie

Weather reports were extremely bad during that period as we were 100 miles North of there headed to P-cola and got slammed too. 60 kts 20 t0 30 deg. colder
Greg

It will give you pause for sure!
I came up on deck there one December morning in 2007 to get underway and came face to face with your a similar sight.
We went back below and had another cup of coffee!
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd304/jsbpbacct/Sailing/AS-Thread%20-%20Dry%20Tortugas%20Trip%202007/IMG_4485.jpg
Great shot, thanks for sharing….
John Boone

Ashepoo Anchorage Solitude (near. St. M. 513)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 12-26-2012

Taken on 12/12/12
aboard sv/SNOWHAWK

This is a wonderful South Carolina anchorage. Take a look at these peaceful shores and water. This IS what cruising is all about!
Claiborne

A Future Cruiser in the Making!

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 12-13-2012

My great nephew Eric who came to visit for Thanksgiving 2012, standing on the back of our boat waving to the boats coming in and out of Charleston Maritime Center, Charleston, SC. He did it for ages!
Liz Strong,
M/V Vagabond

Cape Florida Lighthouse (Key Biscayne, FL)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 12-06-2012

Cape Florida Lighthouse
Key Biscayne, Fl
Rich Estes
s/v Island Maid

Mile Hammock Bay Sunset (North Carolina AICW, St. M. 244.5)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 11-06-2012

Yet another beautiful sunset at Mile Hammock Bay. We had a difficult day of travel and this made it all worthwhile!
Harriet Hardy
Sv Moondance

Tannic – Coffee Colored Water on Dismal Swamp Canal AICW Alternate Route

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 10-29-2012

Coffee Colored Water on the Dismal Swamp Canal
by
Al Harmon
s/v Soteria

Mile Hammock Bay Sunset (North Carolina AICW, Statute Mile 244.5)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 10-16-2012

Attached is a photo taken on our trip back South during sunset at Mile Hammock Bay
Susan Leaf
s/v Soteria

Good Night

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 10-04-2012

Good Night
Jekyll Island, Georgia
by
Captain Sonny Reeves

Slight Marker Problem (Fort Myers Beach, FL)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-24-2012

Slight Marker Problem in Fort Myers Beach, FL/Mantanzas Pass Entrance Channel
by
Captain Art Armstrong

I wonder if the Army Corp of Engineers knows about this shoaling problem?
David Brodhecker

Twin Dolphins in the Wake

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-03-2012

We were coming back from Egmont Key last Summer and these two (mother and sibling) came up at just the moment that I was pointing my camera, as we knew they were playing in our wake. I have sent this photo to many friends and fellow boaters and they love it..
Enjoy.
Gerard Brunelle

A Really BIG Manatee

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-20-2012

Just some photos from my back yard.
Al Harmon
Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Good Morning Reflections

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-07-2012

“Good Morning” reflections
Taken at Loggerhead Stuart, Fl
by Michelle James

Nice view! Love that bridge!
Allan Goode

Heading Towards the Light

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-26-2012

Taken by Capt. Beth Schwab aboard S/V Norstar on 10/24/2011
Intracoastal Waterway near Little River, SC
Lumix Panasonic DMC-ZS10 digital camera

Leaving the Withlacoochee River (Western Florida’s Big Bend Region)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-10-2012

These photos are when we were leaving the channel from Yankeetown, FL on our boat The Goode Life!
Allan Goode
Moody 425

Dead Calm…Nice Shot Allan! and congrats about being posted!!
Michelle James

Outstanding photo. “The Perfect Calm”
Skipper Sue

Great shot! Love the reflections!
Susan Leaf

Allan….sooo serene , just beautiful !!
Freeman H. Smith

Attempted Stowaway

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 06-18-2012

Attempted stowaway caught in the act as it tried to board “Brilliant” via the dinghy painter. Dismal Swamp Canal, May 2012.
Photo by Stephanie Peterson
s/y Brilliant
Moody 425

Broad Creek Sunrise

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 06-11-2012

Broad Creek Sunrise [Off the North River/AICW]
Michelle James
s/v Seabbatical

Way to go! Great shot!
Susan Leaf

What a great image ..
Marv ..

Gorgeous! Looks like one of Peter’s paintings!
Jan

Waaaaaay to Go Michelle !!!! I’m proud of you !!!
Freeman H Smith

Hey Girl!! Brilliant photo…a true winner…congratulations!
Tim

Nice shot. It is amazing!
Eiron

Fabulous shot. Congrats!
Linda Hartman

Sunset After The Storms

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-21-2012

Sunset after the storms. Fernandina Beach, FL
Susan Leaf
s/v Soteria