Golden Retriever vs Bobcat

Obsidian flakes strewn everywhere, I had my eyes glued to the ground hoping to find that once in a lifetime spearhead. And then Katie yells “what the hell is that!” I prepare to panic, spinning a circle, and now with my eyes even more firmly fixed to the ground, ready...

Giant Hawkfish

  Another successful spear fish outing. This time I was lucky enough to spear one of the most beautiful fish in the ocean, the giant hawkfish. The one I speared was actually a medium hawkfish, about a foot long, but he was swimming next to a true behemoth, a...

We Have Become Sissies

Yes, yes, go ahead and hurl your vitriol, your libel and your scathing insults that are so justly deserved. We will be the first ones to admit it: we have become a couple of thin-skinned Sallies. The water temperature dropped below 70 degrees and we have resorted to...

The Great Baja Bird Hunt

  We’d been stuck on 91 for a while, and morale was starting to fade. We had 160 bird species left to see if we hoped to positively identify every bird in Baja, and that meant we had to average about one new species a day for the rest of the trip. But we were prepared...

The Cruiser’s Shrine

  In Caleta San Juanico, a sleepy little bay north of Loreto, lies a shrine. From afar you wouldn’t guess it, in fact, from afar you’d guess there laid a site of vandalism or perhaps a trash heap. But upon closer inspection you can see that this grand tree in the...