Talk of Money

Our good friend Kelley just visited us and after her trip ended she had a layover day in Los Angeles, not the Bay of LA that we love so well, but the big City of Angeles. She relayed to us how terrible that day was, surrounded by the audacity of wealth and the people...

Where Have All The Fish Gone

As you may remember, our time in the northern Sea of Cortez was spent mostly yelling to each other “Holy crap, look at all those fish” or “Holy crap, did you see the size of that fish.” It was the aquarium that Coustaeu remembered. As we’ve made our way south...

An Ode To The Triggerfish

For months now, every beach we’ve walked upon that has shown any trace of human existence has been littered with the filleted remains of the triggerfish (Balistes polylepis).  With so many fisherman obviously eating this little creature, we have assumed that it was...

Christmas On a Mule

We’ve been pinching our pesos all year now, but with the season of conspicuous consumption upon us, we decided to treat ourselves to a Christmas present. It happened by chance mind you, one afternoon when Katie was buying a kilo of goat cheese from some dude on the...

Energy Independence

Selkie, being a small and simple boat, has very little battery storage capacity. Luckily we live in the land of constant sun, and we have a large array of solar panels. When we arrived, we found two  group 31 deep cycle batteries, with a total of 220 amp hours, to...