Category Archives: Boating

What the Heck is a Sea Horse?

Philippine Seahorse                                    American Press Travel News–11/20/17–“The Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos (ἵπποςhíppos) meaning “horse” and kampos (κάμποςkámpos) meaning “sea monster”. “The word “seahorse” can also be written as two separate words (sea horse), or hyphenated (sea-horse). Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armor, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail. The above was from Wikipedia, below is from me:  They really are a fish, but their characteristics are weird. A horse-like head, a monkey like prehensile tail, a pouch like a Kangaroo, a bony exo-skeleton like insects, independently moving eyes like a lizard, etc. They are carnivores and like their cousins the Pipe fish, are the only critters where the males exclusively care for their eggs after fertilization and they bear their young. They taste bad and although they move rather slowly and are specialists in camoflage they are not gone after as food from bigger sea animals and fishes. Frankly, I, as so many aquarium enthusiasts are intrigued by these amazing animals.  

Pictures of the Week

American Press travel News–11/17/17—-FL.-Bob & Barb “On the Road Again” and “Stopping to Smell the Roses.” Dining and fishing around our great country!

Jose Wejebe was a wonderful guy and angler. He is gone now in a plane crash and the young man in his teens is also gone now. He succumbed to CF.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlton, Port Charlotte, FL.

AmericanPressTravelNews.com–Nov. 5th,-Port Charlotte, FL. Host hotel: Country Inn & Suites By Carlton.- Bob and Barb, on assignment. The project: learning about, photographing and writing a national article about a brand new, first ever, large, yet homey-friendly Solar Town. A town sprouted after 7-years of planning, and just two years of witnessing the “first shovel of earth” turned for the project turning fallow acres into a new town powered by the ubiquitous sunshine in S. Florida. (Note* stay tuned for a full article on Babcock Ranch Solar Town in upcoming article this coming week)

The Hotel: Country Inn & Suites by Carlton was perfect! Great people, perfect room and bath, wonderful breakfasts, excellent WiFi, quiet enough to sleep, a pool and hot tub, workout room and easy SAFE parking!  We enjoyed new movie on HBO, and there were several good restaurants within a minute of the Inn. This Country Inn & Suites is located in Port Charlotte, Fl 24244 Corporate Court Port Charlotte, FL. 33954  just off I-75. Phone: 941-235-1035 

Outdoor Edge Has a Great New Product For the “Real Outdoors Adventurer

American Press Travel News-Oct. 25th, 2017-East Coast of FL. Outdoor Edge has some very fine, usable quality knives & tools for outdoor adventuring. On my return home from my farm in TN. I found a very cool item delivered to my home-office.  The Para-Claw bracelet knife is a terrific and innovative product. Well thought out, I can see how always having a bracelet sharp knife at near instant reach can be and already proved its worth in potentially life threatening situations. My mantra to my family has always been having the right tool can get the job done “right” the first time around. I often explained why a sharp blade saves, and a dull knife can seriously injure. Well, having a para-cord and a very sharp claw blade as a wrist-buddy can do just that; save you!

A former bounty hunter had one of these on his wrist. When his target for a bounty tried to get his gun and fought with him, he cut the mans hand and when the man stepped back to see the damage to his hand, the bounty man cuffed and subdued him quickly and without further incident. A friend of mine name Mat Strumor went fishing by himself offshore in the Florida Keys. He trolled 4-baits and big fish took all of them, flashed across each others tracks and cause the rods lines to garot him around his throat. He didn’t have a knife at the stern and nearly passed out. He had his hand between the lines and as the fish rushed towards the boat there was just enough slack to allow him to reach his filet knife on the center-console. He cut all lines and vowed never to big-game fish alone again. Boy what he’d have given for having a Para-Claw on his wrist.! To get your Para-Claw and an entire group of QUALITY KNIVES & TOOLS FOR YOUR OUTDOOR ADVENTURER’S GO: www.OutdoorEdge.com