Alien Encounter

Here’s a longer video, with original music: Channel Islands, May 2018, Part 2 A biting wind blows off the ocean and cuts through my fleece like I’m wearing nothing. It’s 8:30 am, we’re anchoring at Fry’s Harbor, south of Santa Cruz Island, after jostling through six foot swells on the way here from our overnightContinue reading “Alien Encounter”

Flying Through the Dream Forest

Channel Islands, May 2018, Part 1 When people ask me what diving is like, I often respond that it’s like lucid dreaming. The feeling of weightlessness, the constant, lazy swaying of the currents, the bizarre colors and creatures, it’s an experience totally foreign from life on land. Giant kelp forests are one of my favoriteContinue reading “Flying Through the Dream Forest”

Swimming in Wildflowers

Tomales Point, Point Reyes National Seashore, California April 14th, 2018 It’s 7:45 am, I suppress a shiver in the brisk morning air as the night’s chill rapidly retreats from the insistent California sun. I’m looking forward to this morning’s run at Tomales Point, a narrow, jagged, fingernail of land jutting out between the Pacific OceanContinue reading “Swimming in Wildflowers”

Getting Started Diving in Monterey

Ok, you just earned your Open Water certification, and you’re wondering what to do next. As a brand new diver (or a recent transplant to the area), it can be a bit daunting figuring out how to develop your diving in Monterey. Fortunately there are plenty of groups, shops, and resources to help you onContinue reading “Getting Started Diving in Monterey”