But Then, There’s This

After our last post describing the debacle with the boom, I want to follow up with this post that explains, without a lot of words, why we put up with the downsides to this lifestyle; why the ‘fun’ is still out-weighing the hardships. These are photos of Punta Colorado on the ‘far’ side of Isla Carmen, one of our most favorite places we’ve visited in the Sea of Cortez. Protected from weather from the north, it offers such deep beauty that it’s hard to complain about anything. Excellent snorkeling on long, reef lined beaches, desert hiking, wildlife. That’s what it’s all about. This other stuff, this stuff like leaking holding tanks and booms that need replacing, that’s all background noise.

Big Horned Desert Sheep. We have been lucky to see them each time we’ve visited.

A nest of seeds left behind. What plant could this be?


A close up of the seed.


Following bighorn sheep trails.

Can you see the grasshopper? He’s about 6 inches long.

Blooming Cordon Cactus.

And before I go, there’s this: After a long and satisfying snorkel at Playa Coyote in Bahia Concepcion, an exquisite little Pacific Seahorse swam right into my snorkel mask as I was reaching for the boarding ladder to the dinghy. What? You didn’t hear my delighted squeals of joy from wherever you are? Hands down one of the highs of my life. I’m going to tell you what: that doesn’t happen at home on the sofa.¬†

S/V Galapagos, out.

Two more photos of those black ‘seeds’. Anyone know what this is?

Enlarge the photo and you might be able to see how the seeds are stacked one inside the other in the middle of this mess.

attached to a stick