Hydration, Or The Lack Thereof

When we started the refit on Selkie, we decided to remove a 15 gallon diesel tank in order to store more fresh water. We figured we would be water limited more than anything else in planning our time away from civilization. As it turns out, we’ve yet to come close to...

Hygiene, Or What You Look Like After 8 Months Without a Job

For readers new to the website, this is not a picture of the homeless man that we keep taking on day sails around the sea.  Nor have we been shipwrecked and living off of dead lizards and tideline detritus for the past three months. No, this is how we really look most...

Reflections For The New Year

  The new year came and went out here on Selkie, and while we didn’t take the festivities too seriously, we did think long and hard about our resolutions. This entire trip was an opportunity for introspection, new ideas and new directions, and the new year was a...

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...

Oct/Nov Budget

  We slacked last month and didn’t get our budget out as promised.  Perhaps we’re sliding into manana time down here in Mexico?  This post will therefore give the rundown for both our October and November expenses. Click here to see our Budget page with...