Beautiful Post Card Sausage While We Watch The Mass Destruction Of Ian.

Good lord. What could possibly go wrong?

After watching all of Ian’s destruction across Florida, and now what will be some of Charleston, I needed to just see some nice old images of a time before click bait and over the top 24 hr news ratings fighting. It can be a tad overwhelming and very sad. My heart goes out to all those that have had there lives torn apart. Like being sick, you quickly are reminded of how good it was before it all took place. So today, we share time before. Time when a simple linen post card was used instead of Facebook crap posts about what a good time you were having. AND of course please share any good disaster images if you have any. HEY! Dont judge. I got clicks to feed!

Lincoln Park in LA. I wish the pleasure pier structure was still there. Late 1800’s known as Eastlake Park.

“Let’s go down to the Ocean Hun”! Thats how its said in Charm City.

Lake Meade and one hell of a cool Cruiser.

Indian River Michigan. Northern Michigans wonderful ride

More Indian River magic

The Pinehurst Inn On Indian Creek. Don’t google it, she has aged a bit. Its all there. But sometimes a Post Card is more romantic. By the Way “Alvis” performs there now. Oh boy! Sure looks fun though. ROAD TRIP! This should be a location for a Woody Boater Splash Mob

The “New” Pinehurst Inn

It’s up there for sure.

WOW – Indian River. I love finding vintage waterways. Anyone ever played on Indian River?

Not sure how todays sausage turned into an Indian River Story. But what a cool place, and sadly about to get a lot cooler.. As in 20 below cool. Maybe next year.


16 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Thanks for some really positive images. The Michigan gang did a club cruise of the Indian River a few years back. We had a great time except for the local wave runner police harassing us about “no wake” speed!

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    It’s so painful seeing all the destruction in Florida. WOW. But here in Woodyboaterville the weather is always 75 and sunny with a light breeze. Now a no wake police is fun. I think a story about our old boats and wakes is a good one. As slow as I go, there is always a small wake

    • Greg Lewandowski
      Greg Lewandowski says:

      That was the problem. Unless we bumped them in and out of gear they said we we going to fast. I turned down my idle speed at the carb and they still weren’t happy. I just think they didn’t like a bunch of old varnish heads invading their territory!

  3. tparsons56
    tparsons56 says:

    Wow – Indian River is only 22 miles away from Bay Harbor which – wait for it – is the site of the 2023 ACBS National Show in beautiful northern Michigan!! I’m sure this will be the first of many shameless plugs.

  4. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    You said not to, so I HAD to google it. Last review I found.

    It is from 2016, so things have either gotten worse or better.

    “Run, don’t walk, away
    We read reviews about the Pinehurst having 2 rooms they rented in the summer; generally the reviews said ok to sleep, convenient to keep a boat at the dock. Sight unseen and being completely naive, we rented the room with 2 beds facing the river. Holey Moley! We arrived and were a tad concerned as the outside was obviously in disrepair. We went in and asked about the room, the two waitresses looked at each other & one said she wasn’t sure if it was cleaned (it was after 4:00). We said we’d walk up with her as we wanted to see it before paying anyway. The place should be condemned. The walls and floors are filthy, one door looked like it had been shot at, the room was horrid with beer bottles strewn throughout the sleeping area and the bathroom. There are no screens on the windows and it’s hard to tell when the floors were last cleaned. I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like it. The waitress said she could clean it in 20 minutes; we passed. My husband later quipped she could not have cleaned it in 20 years. After seeing the building, we sure as heck wouldn’t even consider eating there no matter how good the pizza supposedly tastes.

    Date of visit: August 2016”

  5. tparsons56
    tparsons56 says:

    In regards to no wake we had the same issue with a local sheriff deputy a couple of years ago. We were idling at 500 rpm when he yelled at us about “no wake”. I told him we were going as slow as we could so he told me to take the boat in and out of gear.

    After that I contacted the local Coast Guard who told me the rule was to move at the slowest speed possible WHILE MAINTAINING STEERAGE. The coastie I talked with said taking the boat in and out of gear was certainly a gray area in regards to “maintaining steerage”.

  6. Art
    Art says:

    Our grandson Karl actually races on Indian River once a year it’s called The top of the ‘O’ There is no speed limit and of course hydroplanes don’t create much wake but when you have 200 of them it’s a different story.

  7. Reddog
    Reddog says:

    The race is called. TOP O’ MICHIGAN race. And Matt. Thanks for featuring the great state of Michigan….and Indian River.

  8. Floyd r turbo
    Floyd r turbo says:

    There was a guy in the marina across from Hontoon island state park that would always run down and yell at us on the St. Johns River cruise to slow down, no wake. We were of course idling through there but some people don’t realize when they come down off of a plane you need to break the stern wave you are creating way before the idle zone. Some people do this and some are oblivious.

  9. Ollon
    Ollon says:

    Cruising through the boulders is fun but you have to be careful. No forgiveness. Maybe it wasn’t a good idea to anchor next to a huge butte. For size comparison the houseboat is 65′ We thought nothing of it at the time and it provided much needed afternoon shade. We later heard about rock slides with devastating effects.

  10. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    I thought that we would hear from Murdock today. He is Indian river! Indian river is very cool. I go by it 4 to 6 times a year. Cool little town also. I like stopping there for for gas. I was at lake Meade about 40 years ago it was a different type of lake than I am used to. Neat tho. Thanks Matt for the diversion.

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