With permits in hand, enough fresh produce to feed an army of guinea pigs, and a few butterflies fluttering around our stomachs, we weighed anchor, waved goodbye to the Sea of Cortez, and headed south to go further offshore than we’ve ever been.
There is no better way to breathe in the newness of a year than in the clean, quiet air, warmed by morning sun, off an uninhabited island…. with friends.
They say that the best experiences in life are even better when shared with others, and Jonah and I are learning this to be true.
Our fall was marked with weeklong periods of being held up in different anchorages hiding from the brunt of intense northers, followed by two days of calm to go out and play. We still managed to have a ton of fun in some beautiful places with great friends.
It’s one in the morning and the wind is blowing 20-25 knots. I’m concerned about our anchor situation and I slip into thinking about the other anchors in my life
Just as our surroundings started feeling like an oven set on broil (aka August) we made a last minute decision to head across the sea to the town of Guaymas on the mainland.
Megan and I spend a lot of time together. This can be a mixed bag of sweet mangos, spicy jalapenos, some pop rocks, a lot of dark chocolate and any other metaphor for human emotions you can think of.
For the past eight years I have been blessed to work for the Reef Check Foundation’s California Program (RCCA) doing reef monitoring and protection, and marine education
From Candeleros you can gaze upon layers of uninhabited islands and so much wildlife that it seems to be overflowing because something is ALWAYS jumping out of the water.
Not surprisingly we don’t often have the ability to connect to the internet when we are exploring uninhabited desert islands.