Bonus content from our August 2015 issue
Question of the month: You see a red and green buoy—what is it?
Answer: channel indicator
Here are the ingredients to a perfect summer day: good friends, cold drinks, lots of sun, and getting out on the water. Oh, and of course, good tunes help too. For that reason, we’ve paired some articles with a song that we think captures what you’re reading.
Cruising with Creel:
Redneck Yacht Club by Craig Morgan.
"Bermudas, flip-flops and a tank-top tan. He popped his first top at 10 a.m., that's Bob. He's our president." Yup, makes us think of Capt. Creel every time.
Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett.
A nod to our new favorite lunch spot on Essex Island, Connecticut, Marley's Cafe is a great spot to flip through your favorite magazine (this one of course) and enjoy a bite.
L’Appuntamento by Ornella Vanoni
Find a sweet anchorage, bring out the olives and rose and hit play.
PMY 100: Billionaire by Travie McCoy
There are boats on this list that even some billionaires couldn’t afford. Think about that.
Man on a Mission:
The Wind by Cat Stevens
Maybe the perfect song for a slow, peaceful cruise.
Catalina Part 2:
Ride of the Valkyries by Wagner
Buckle up and hold on tight. This one isn’t guaranteed to end well.
Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
Because sometimes the only thing to do is cut something loose.
L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole
Clear the cockpit. It’s time to dance. This song may just make you and your honey feel as good as any new boat purchase.
The Downeaster “Alexa” by Billy Joel
Billy Joel worked his fingers to the bone just to own his own boat. Sound like anyone you know?
Grand Banks 55
Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival
This boat strikes us as just about perfect for cruising the Great Loop, and thus, Creedence is the accompaniment.
If You’re Gonna be Dumb – Roger Allan Wade
Phil Phillips maybe didn’t make the smartest decision but hey, he survived. Barely.