Thursday, April 19, 2018
Joshua Tree was really nice, fairly green, but also very crowded. Possibly it was spring break for everyone but I've been very surprised at how many National Parks are packed with folks, and it almost makes me want to avoid them. A pity, because they are nice places. We managed to find some small corners to hide in and get a bit of solitude in the desert.
From there we drove north and east and found ourselves in the middle of the Mojave, and found some interesting lizards. This one, I was sure was a Gila Monster, but it had been a while since I looked at a book and so I didn't know what I was looking at. Not a Gila Monster. Such a pity because its kind of monstrous. Anyway, its a type of Iguana. I guess the mouth is very Iguanic. I didn't check its iguano.
Monday, April 2, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
So when I learned that there was one in Long Beach, California, I asked about the owner and if I could find out his email address, and then I got to talking to him and he offered to take me out sailing for a day. Christmastime! I felt giddy with joy. So after dropping Mike off in San Diego, I drove on up and met with Brad and we went out on his wonderful boat.
First off, you look at the boat and it looks long and boat like, and very white. Its 12 years old and he has owned it the whole time, it doesn't look that big from the dock, or from the pictures, but when stepping aboard...
The floor of the boat is the hull, so that allows for inspection easily, and I noticed that the floor was not very cold, which means the hull's core makes for decent insulation. I was curious as to how warm the boat would get in the tropics and how cold in the north, but with good insulation, it should stay nice easier.
As a continuation of the last post....
So after coming back from La Ticla, I then took Altair up to San Blas to haul out and store her for the summer. Altair is in Summer Camp now. But this time I went on this jungle tour to a crocodile place.