Bahia Aqua Verde, Day 4

Q: What is the difference between paravanes and flopper-stoppers? You guys seem to use the words interchangeably in your blog posts. A: Paravanes are a stabilization system designed to be used while the boat is in motion. It involves lowering … Continue reading

Bahia Agua Verde, Day 3

Sunrise on Wednesday November 2. As the sun rose, a massive number of birds flew over to the rocks islets. Christi was pleased to report that she was feeling better. The day of rest did the trick! After we finished … Continue reading

Keith’s Perspective on Puerto Escondido and Agua Verde/Le point de vue de Keith sur Puerto Escondido et Agua Verde

I won the video game competition with Drake. Drake ended up quitting just before I won. Suspicious, right? We also played at the pool some more.  J’ai gagné le concours de jeux video avec Drake. Drake a fini par abandoner … Continue reading

Bahia Agua Verde, Day 2

Sunrise on Tuesday, November 1 One of the sailboats left early in the morning. That boat had been on the edge of the most protected waters. We immediately picked up anchor and moved about 200 feet north into the spot … Continue reading

Nov. 4 – Drake Creek Trail

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” -Lao Tzu
Today we decided to hike the Drakes Creek Trail near Jim Thorpe. It was a fairly easy 3 mile hike along a well maintained dirt road. The trail descends about 500′ from the parking lot to the Lehigh River….meaning the hardest part of the hike was coming back to our car. Although the trees have lost most of their leaves the hike was still full of color, because the rhododendron form a thick, impenetrable wall of greenery along the slopes of the creek. We definitely need to come back to this area in July when they bloom. The road is used by rafting expeditions to enter the Lehigh River, but it looked like a difficult way to get into the river to me.


Puerto Escondido to Bahia Agua Verde

On Monday (October 31), at about 1030, we left for an anchorage called Bahia Agua Verde. It was a four-hour ride, heading south. Before leaving, Christi and Keith gave Kosmos a quick wash down. Keith was really happy about it. … Continue reading

More Photos and Videos – Sunrises, Sunsets, Moons, Dolphins and Pretty Scenery

Sunset, Puerto Don Juan, Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Sunset, Puerto Don Juan, Wednesday, September 28, 2022. To the left, the crescent moon is about to sink below the mountains.

Sunset, at sea near Bahia San Fransquito, Thursday, September 29…

Third Trip to Puerto Escondido, Days 6 – 7

Sunrise on Saturday, October 29 We had stayed out late for the Dia de Los Muertos festivities, and on Saturday morning, we were off to a slow start. The diver came and cleaned Kosmos’s bottom. Eric met one of the … Continue reading

Las Fiestas de Dia de Los Muertos

Sunrise on Friday, October 28, looking at the channel from the edge of the docks On Friday morning, Eric flushed the grey water tank. Then he filled up the tank and added Seazyme, an enzyme that dissolves some of the … Continue reading

Oct. 29 – Bear Creek Preserve

“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” ~Anonymous
We’ve had quite a few wet cold days this week, so we didn’t want to waste this beautiful Saturday hiding away from the crowds. So after visiting the wonderful farmers market we found last week, we drove north just a bit to Bear Creek Preserve.