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...

Thank You Wylie

The north wind blew all night and it blew even harder when we woke the next day. Selkie was getting rocked all around in the chop that was building in the quarter mile fetch between us and the shoreline, and as we ate our breakfast we both wondered if we would be able...

Video: Dolphins Storm the Sailboat!

The seas were glassy calm, itself a rarity in these stormy climes of February, so we could see every last detail of the sea surface for miles. We saw a tiny shark laze around the boat, and then we saw a slightly bigger shark laze around the boat. Sea lions surfaced...

Who Are You People?

We just hit a milestone on our little website here at Controlled Jibe: We had over 1000 hits yesterday alone. That equals an astonishing 0.000018% of the internet using population has visited us (seriously, there’s a website that tracks that). We have been amazed at...

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...