Category Archives: Culture

The Great Egg Hunt

Vincente knows how to get stuff done. He’s our Acapulco water taxi, airport shuttle, question-answer man, and general fixer. He’ll get you a mooring, fuel, water. He’ll find the unfindable. He’s got connections. We start the day by sitting under … Continue reading

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Acapulco Ashore

Our morning aboard Bertie is calm: coffee and a quiet breakfast. Little do I realize that my temperate zone brain is about to go on overload. Heidi and I are headed ashore for our first provisioning trip. After we leave … Continue reading

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Acapulco Afloat

The first thing I do when I arrive at the Acapulco airport: start taking all my clothes off. Shoes, socks. Long pants. Hoody sweatshirt. T-shirt. I just flew in from Anchorage, Alaska, so there are a lot of layers to … Continue reading

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Short-Timer

The house is a mess. The To-Do List is long. But I’m checked out already — I’m mentally gone. I’m a short-timer. Leave it to Seldovians to come up with an expression that so perfectly captures the state of mind … Continue reading

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Tsunami Alert

Just another day in the neighborhood, when you’re a slough-monster living on the Ring of Fire. I must admit, I live in a dumb place. My house, known as The Shack, is over a hundred years old, built out of … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 12 – Clothespins

Monday December 4, 2017: I can’t believe I forgot about the clothespins! When Megan and I were crossing the Atlantic on Roger’s boat, Vittoria, we found some clothespins on board and were hanging laundry out to dry on the rigging. … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 11 – Go Green!

Sunday December 3, 2017: It was a momentous day today. December’s full moon, the highest tide of the year, and pouring rain. My neighborhood make-up shifted again, as Walt and Sachiko came home and Jean Luc, Cecile & Ulysse moved … Continue reading

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