Growing up in Southern California, I was no stranger to natural disasters. I remember the Northridge earthquake clearly, and forest fires forced my friends to evacuate their homes several times over the course of my childhood. None of this prepared me for the destruction that Hurricane Irene brought to Vermont on August 29th, 2011–one year [...]
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We spent our final day in the Belize jungle at Xunantunich, a Mayan ruins site on the Guatemalan border. I would have expected to be “ruined out” by now, and honestly, maybe we were–we opted to decline a tour guide and wander at our own pace–but Xunantunich was really great. Xunantunich is one of the [...]
I don’t always solo dive, but when I do, I’m liable to spend eight minutes at three feet with a kelp crab.
On Saturday I got out for a much-needed fun dive in the Point Loma kelp. It felt like I hadn’t been in the water in a while, and it showed in my more-moronic-than-usual navigational skills. Mat and Nick were doing training dives for their rEvo rebreather class, and my initial intention was to watch them [...]
Yesterday, Marissa crew and friends went out to the Point Loma kelp beds to clean up the wrecked sailboat. Armed with lift bags, they were able to remove a ton of hazmat and debris from the sea floor, including sails, batteries, engines, and a bunch of trash. The vessel Pants: not an integral part [...]
Yeah, I usually dive. But it was a sunny day, and the shallow water was clear. And who wants to put on a drysuit and carry all that heavy scuba equipment across the beach in the hot sun? Not me, not yesterday. But the leopard sharks have moved in at La Jolla. And I had [...]