Author Archives: Dave Green

Old Haunts, New Year’s.

You wake up. 7:00AM. Wait for the sun to rise. Dive in the water. You snorkel in the place you first learned how. Back to the boat. You turn on the motor. Head to Zihuatanejo. Whales. Humpbacks. You pop it … Continue reading

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Navidad in Navidad

Once again it’s been proven to me that it’s not the places, it’s the people. We arrived in Barra Navidad on Christmas Eve morning, after a day and a half of motoring. When we motor it feels like we’re in … Continue reading

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Monterey Anchor Troubles, in three acts

First, a couple definitions: mooring (ball) – a large metal ball with a hook in it that floats in a harbor, usually arranged in big rectangular grids, used for tying off for the night stern – the rear of the … Continue reading

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Moments at the Start

I keep realizing, over and over, that this is actually happening. – We get onto Angel Island and we hike up the hill. Elmer, Dralle, Hannah, Erin, Pat look out at the North Bay. Elmer asks, “Is there any reason … Continue reading

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Tick Tock

  God. Why did Nick have to put that timer up on the site? I was having such a nice time imagining that this trip was still some crazy dream. Every time I look at that timer I realize it’s … Continue reading

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Seasick

(China Camp was fun. The trip to nowhere a week before…less so. Apologies to nervous friends and family. I just tend to think the most fun things to write about are the things that weren’t all that fun when they … Continue reading

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Give me anything besides a catheter to pass.*

By now I can handle most of these books’ contents, even as my face rotates through its standard fascination, confusion, horror, cycle. Most things seem doable. Either the immediacy of the moment will force us into action, or we’ll have plenty of time to consider options and mentally prepare for the procedure.

One type of procedure, however, seems somewhat less doable…. Continue reading

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Pirates

With the recent stories of pirating off the coast of Somalia growing more intense, we’ve been thinking a lot about what we’d do in a situation like that, should it ever come to it. Last week, we arrived at a conclusion. Continue reading

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Red Dragon

“You know what we need? A code word. Like ‘seriously’. Something that when one of us says it, we know they’re not joking” he suggests.

“You mean like, ‘No, seriously, Alex, Nick fell overboard like ten minutes ago’?” Continue reading

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