Ocean Reef Marina surging ahead as breakwaters near completion

Ocean Reef Marina surging ahead as breakwaters near completion

Landmark project moving into next stage Marina dredging and land-side works due to commence soon Access to the existing boat ramps to be maintained during these worksConstruction is nearing completion for the McGowan Government's landmark Ocean Reef Marina development.The construction of two new breakwaters at the entrance to Ocean Reef Marina are nearly complete as the next stage in works is about to commence. Both breakwaters have been built out to their full length, with the northern breakwater now at its final height.
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Jet boat operator encounters obstacles travel travel world travel experience travel agency travel insurance but continues forward

Jet boat operator encounters obstacles travel travel world travel experience travel agency travel insurance but continues forward

ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) — Bobby Bower bought New River Jet Boats at a time that would turn out to be what he termed 'the perfect storm of a bad time to start a business.''It was early 2020, just before COVID hit,' he recalled as he sat in the shade at the shoreline passenger check-in station at Hawks Nest State Park for the 8-mile roundtrip jet boat excursions his company offers. The virus arrived in West Virginia in March 2020, forcing a delay in the planned opening of the excursion season for his jet boats, but Bower eventually got the green light to begin running trips.
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Ukraine, Syria expected to top Erdogan-Putin talks in Russia

Ukraine, Syria expected to top Erdogan-Putin talks in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan traveled to Russia Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on a grain deal brokered by Turkey, prospects for talks on ending hostilities in Ukraine, and the situation in Syria.Last month, Turkey and the United Nations helped broker agreements between Russia and Ukraine clearing the way for Ukraine to export 22 million tons of grain and other agricultural products stuck in its Black Sea ports ever since Moscow sent troops into the country more than five months ago.
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Forsaking the Ferry: Five Island Destinations for Pilots

Forsaking the Ferry: Five Island Destinations for Pilots

One of the best things about flying small aircraft is the ease of access they afford to desirable places that are otherwise difficult to reach. Island destinations are a classic example.  Typically they require earthbound travelers to drive their cars onto ferries whose schedules and capacities often are limited. They also tend to be slow and time-consuming compared with other modes of travel. Even if you book faster passage with an air taxi service, you are still beholden to someone else's timetable.
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So Much Coast, So Little Summer

So Much Coast, So Little Summer

Sponsored Content Presented by Pelican BrewingWhether you've got a calendar full of vacation days or just a weekend to spend on sabbatical, the Oregon Coast is the destination of choice for summering Portlanders in the know. With a rich, diverse variety of accommodations, attractions, multiple ocean-front Pelican Brewing locations dotting the shoreline, it's hard to deny the allure of Oregon's ethereal windswept coastline as a top shelf vacation destination. For newly minted Oregonians yet to experience the breathtaking grandeur and overwhelming spectacle of the Oregon Coast, or for Portlanders in want of quick coastal refresher, consider referring to this quick guide as you plan your next oceanic getaway and your best beachfront pint.
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Michigan’s Scenic Lakeshore Is the Perfect LGBTQ+ Escape

Michigan’s Scenic Lakeshore Is the Perfect LGBTQ+ Escape

In our post-pandemic world, some far-flung destinations are off the table for now. For my husband and myself, Australia and Chile and Thailand moved to the back burner, but there's been a small side benefit. We re-discovered the joys of road trips, taking socially distanced drives to several rural areas in three states. One foray was to the wild, scenic reaches of western Michigan, an area that is likely not even on the radar of many queer travelers. We started in Traverse City, on the northwestern corner of the lower peninsula.
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