Bees on a Boat

We rowed back to the boat, Leopard Grouper in hand, salt in our hair, sand in our toes and feeling pretty damn good about life in general. As I boarded Selkie, however, I heard an odd buzzing that wasn’t on the list of her various and sundry moanings, grunts,...

The Ocean Aglow

A few nights ago we floated atop one of the most spectacular light shows that nature has to offer, and one of the most amazing events we’ve experienced in our entire lives. As we rowed back to Selkie from a neighboring boat, bellies full of cold Pacifico beer and...

The Hard Dinghy: A Wise Choice?

You may recall that when we bought Selkie, she came with a 10’ Avon inflatable with an outboard. Soon after getting the boat on the water, we purchased, for a song, a hard rowing and sailing dinghy. The debate of “what’s the best type of tender” has raged on for...

When A Rock Rises From The Depths

The Sea of Cortez is by no means uncharted territory, but it’s pretty damn close in some of these lesser traveled northern waters. For our navigation, we carry three cruising guidebooks* and paper charts for the Sea. We also have some fancy electronic charting...

Fish and Chipotle Alfredo Over Mole Verde Rice

As promised a few days ago, here’s a good recipe using nothing that requires refrigeration. This of course assumes that you are in a place where you can catch a fresh fish, but I suppose canned sardines or herring would do well also. First, you must row out into the...