Rattlesnake Training: The Sequel

  The arroyo at Los Gatos was at first large, wide and open, gravel bottomed and easy to see our surroundings. Perfect for our morning bird walk. But as we gained elevation the arroyo began to close in, the mesquite and ironwood thick on both sides, and the...

Wylie Has Yet To Mutiny…

  And while the money hasn’t quite run out, we are nearing our savings threshold that will trigger our return to the working world. When we hatched this crazy plan about two years ago, we estimated that we’d be able to stay down here until about April...

100 Birds

  It took exactly three months and four days to do it, but we finally hit the century mark. The Varied Bunting, tucked in tight among the mesquite that overhung the little freshwater spring, flitted about and gave us just enough time to get a good look.  ...

Sailboats Not Welcome?

Our stopover in Puerto Escondido was supposed to last for two days, just long enough to fill our tanks and buy groceries for the next month long leg to La Paz. Two days ended up being nine days as a nasty norther blew through, bringing winds that were clocked at 39...

Mysterious Ocean of Red

We’ve seen it a few times now, sometimes in sheltered bays and sometimes well offshore over hundreds of feet of water. It appears in well defined plumes, clouds of a blood red substance in the water running in huge streaks, sometimes stretching for miles. We’ve sailed...