See, everything works out exactly the way it should. Why do I keep resisting it? What can’t I just accept the lesson with gratitude?
The blue... the vast, infinite blue, that’s what first strikes me as we drop down towards the reef. We’re just offshore from Cozumel, an island off the Caribbean coast of Mexico that is the staging ground from some of the most spectacular diving in the Caribbean. I’ve done most of my diving so far in … Continue reading Rainbows in the Blue
Here's a longer video, with original music: https://youtu.be/nWycHLxqFTk 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 … Continue reading Alien Encounter
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 favorite … Continue reading Flying Through the Dream Forest
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 Ocean … Continue reading Swimming in Wildflowers