Articles By: Vicki Lathom

STAFF WRITER Vicki Lathom has spent forty years as a writer and boater and prefers “funky chic” places. Home base is Annapolis, Maryland, hub of the Chesapeake Bay boating scene, where she and partner Barry Miller cruise Balboita, a 36 ft. Albin trawler. When not around Chesapeake, Vicki heads someplace with a water view, which has included the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, St. Martin, the Greek Islands, Turkey, and the Maine and Mexican-Caribbean coasts. Funky chic has included several visits to the Tuscany artist colony of Cortona. In the winter the family’s boat dog (always a Sheltie) accompanies them down the Intracoastal Waterway to southern Florida or the Bahamas.

Chico the Boat Dog

Chico the Boat Dog
By guest writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom. BEFORE CHICO WAS a boat dog, he was to be a show dog. Chico’s Sheltie super-parents, winners of many national AKC shows, looked like a good start for their child’s future. But it was not meant to be. His chart of projected growth showed...
June 18th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, SERIES, Critters & Wildlife, Boating, CHARACTERS | Read More

Sailing in the Bahamas: Beautiful . . . and Dangerous

Sailing in the Bahamas: Beautiful . . . and Dangerous
By guest writer Vicki Lathom. Feature photo © Vicki Lathom. Not often do I see a view that takes my breath away—one that makes me want to pinch myself and say, this can’t be real. That was my reaction to seeing the Atlantic Ocean from the Abaco Inn in the Bahamas. Barry and I looked at the view,...
May 14th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Boating, ISLANDS, SAFETY | Read More