Living in the DC area, whether we realize it or not, our lives are saturated in news and politics. The good news is that as boaters, we enjoy the ability to unplug from the “real world” each weekend we are out on the water – it probably keeps us sane!
March is here and the weather is definitely warming up. We don’t care what some rodent in Pennsylvania says, spring is definitely here! That means it’s time to de-winterize your water-hoopty and get ready for another exciting season on the river. This season may be a bit different than the
There’s definitely a lot of new boaters out there, so we want to share as much knowledge as possible. With that in mind, let’s talk about the Occoquan Channel. Boaters who visit The Harbour Grille or The Electric Palm will be pretty familiar with this channel, but last weekend we
Out in the middle of Occoquan Bay, where the Occoquan River meets the Potomac, there’s a tiny little chunk of land called Holiday Island. This weekend it will host one of the largest raft-up parties on the Potomac river. This event has been going on for the last few years
Officer Tim Judd, from the Fairfax Country Marine Patrol Unit, has been on on the river forever. He’s seen a lot of crazy stuff, and he made this video in order to help make this July 4 weekend a bit less terrifying when driving at night. Give it a look-see
Every year on the 4th of July, tons of boaters gather on the Potomac river between the Arlington Memorial Bridge and the 14th Street Bridge, to get a view of the fireworks show that is second to none. This year will be a little different than last year, in a
Correction: Due to weather, this event has been pushed to Saturday June 18. Once a year around this time, all the fun crazy people get together for a massive raft-up called Belmont-a-Palooza at Belmont Bay, just off Mason Neck State Park. This is a yearly free-for-all where you can expect
Over the weekend, someone posted on the DMV Boat Owners Group on Facebook, looking to purchase their first boat and they asked, “What are the pitfalls of owning a boat?” Now, we’ve seen a lot of answers to this question, but Richie Fekecs summed it up perfectly, and we thought
Last weekend, the Occoquan River Maritime Association held their annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is usually a pretty fun event, and this year didn’t disappoint. These events are packed with VIPs and such, and we were able to corner a few of them! We even got to talk to
Blessing of the Fleet is an ancient maritime tradition, dating back to the mediterranean fishing fleets. The thought is that if your vessel received a blessing, your season would be bountiful and you stood a better than average chance of not drowning at sea! Sounds like a win to us.