*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. What a crazy year we’ve had so far. 2020 has given us the worst pandemic in over 100 years, and the resulting quarantine/shutdown has created a global economic crisis. It’s truly a scary time, in which a lot of people … Continue reading Immunity
The waters of Volusia County are some of the most fun places to play. The beautiful surroundings relax the soul and revive the spirit. The many access points, restaurants and businesses that cater to the boating community make it easy to get right down to the fun. But, like with all things awesome, you have to keep some things in mind to make sure you … Continue reading I’m On a Boat
Like everywhere else in the world, the local economy in Southeast Volusia County has been decimated by the coronavirus. Until very recently, shops were shuttered, beach access was restricted and many small business owners found themselves on the rails. Many businesses have awakened from their two-month slumber to find that the world has completely changed. Customers are slow to return, restaurants and stores are open … Continue reading Local Entrepreneurs Create a COVID-19 Resilience Plan
Face mask as a fashion accessory? Why not! More than half the U.S. is required to wear face covering while venturing out. Unlike most fashion, this has been born out of necessity and care for other people. Many brand labels (myself included) have hopped on this new way of life and gave this new trend a touch of fashionable personality. GET THE LOOK Handmade suit … Continue reading THE NEW WAY
Despite the beauty of Rum Cay that lay before us, we could not ignore Mother Nature and her abrupt changes as there was a noticeable shift with the winds. The dark night had overtaken the island and became pitch black and blacker with each passing minute. Without warning, the winds became tangible, with a chill. My uncle asked for rum. I took a quick sip … Continue reading Adventures of a Modern Pirate: June 2020
Do you ever think back to when you were a kid and what you used to do for fun? It seems like life was easier. It didn’t take a bunch of expensive toys and video games to keep you entertained. My parents made it easy for us; they would say, “Either you go find something to do, or we will find something for you to … Continue reading The Good Old Days
Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce After a few months off from fishing, a global pandemic and my near death experience, I am ready to return to my sacred backwaters of Bethune Beach. I have a renewed view on life and level of gratitude that words really can’t explain. Fishing has been a part of my life … Continue reading June Fishing Guide
By now, Floridians have weathered many a storm. We have all gone over our checklists of basic survival supplies and know what to have on hand. But what about after that? With survival supplies covered, the days following a hurricane can still be miserable with long power outages. Here’s how to be a little more comfortable – before, during and after a hurricane. 1. Prep … Continue reading Comfort in a Storm
Put Some Spring in your Step! Spring is not a long season in Florida, and some of the days already feel like summer. Spring is a time of growth and renewal. It makes you want to be outside enjoying nature. I always say I’m going to start a garden or plant something. It’s in my blood after all. In reality I am not so sure … Continue reading Get Sprung!
Q: “Help! My cat, Mr. Purr Pants, is so fat! He doesn’t exercise and justlays around the house or just looks out the window. He doesn’t eat a lot and only occasionally gets treats. I heard being overweight can make him sick. How can I make him lose weight?” A: Poor Mr. Purr Pants, you are not alone! This is unfortunately a very common issue … Continue reading Is my Pet Overweight?