A Frightened Man & A 5 Gallon Bucket

On Thursday, October 25th, we finally reached the bomb proof anchorage of Puerto Don Juan. And not a moment too soon. For the previous few days, we’d been hearing forecasts of 30+ knot winds in the northern sea, and those winds on top of an already steep and lumpy sea...

We Drag Anchor and Lose Bojangles

  The next island on the route was Isla Partida, shown in the guidebook to have two anchorages, one with protection from northerlies and one with protection from southerlies. The forecast called for moderate northwest wind, and it looked like we’d have decent...

Spearfishing the Sea

After a few unsuccessful outings, we brought home the bacon at last. And by bacon, I mean a Gulf Opaleye (Girella simplicidens)and a Mexican Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus). We dove in the cool waters, Katie with Hawaiian sling and I with speargun in hand, and we set...

A Vacation From a Vacation

We just had a great week of vacation. Wait, wait, wait, but we’ve been down here for three months already…just a week? It took a couple of good friends coming down here to get us to slow down the work schedule and get out and enjoy this beautiful place for...