Dorado, mackerel and whales….oh my!

Half day fishing trip on the Sea of Cortez was a blast, even if we did have to rise at an ungodly hour.  We witnessed an awesome sunrise as we left the Marina in San Jose del Cabo. Saw some whales spouting about 2 miles offshore. Then, started the fishing with mackerel coming first. A couple 20 lb. Dorado (mahi mahi)got hooked next. Some trigger fish and another mackerel to follow. A beautiful day on the water! Continue reading Dorado, mackerel and whales….oh my!

Sunset cruise to El Arco

An evening cruise to the “end of the earth” starts in the marina of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.   Our 2 deck catamaran is filled with eager cruisers all hoping for the magical sunset at El Arco.  As we approach the rock formations before the main attraction we can see the sea lions sun bathing in day’s last light. Trying to capture all the beauty here is difficult. El Arco… Some wonderful sunset views… Only Cabo…only Mexico…only at sunset… Continue reading Sunset cruise to El Arco

Danaus plexippus in NC

We are experiencing a beautiful influx of migrating Monarch butterflies here in Wilmington, NC.  They are particularly drawn to lantana and butterfly bush…especially this one in our neighborhood!  www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/m/monarch-butterfly Can you see them?  Take a closer look! Many thanks to my neighbors Paul and Bonnie for brightening my day! Continue reading Danaus plexippus in NC

Zip..zip..zip, Kapalua

Ok. Here’s my disclaimer…I AM DEATHLY AFRAID OF HEIGHTS…..But, I am on a once in a lifetime vacation with my husband of 30 years and it is time to conquer my fears!  So, we picked the big Kahuna of zip lining tours….7 lines, over 2 miles and quite the hike up. First thing we do after a ride halfway up the hill in a really nice van is cross over the bridge you see in the second picture below.  That bridge crossing almost ended the tour for me. Winds were close to 37mph today, so it was dicey….to say the … Continue reading Zip..zip..zip, Kapalua

Yes, Timmy, there is such a thing as a Blue Moon

Good friends and I were joking around one evening over many cocktails.  The topic of discussion was whether or not a Blue Moon indeed exists. Well….turns out that it does…but we’re only able to see it once every 30 months or so… Tonight, dear Tim, I captured this for you….   “In the past, a blue moon was used to mean “rare,” but now the name is given to any full moon that is the second to appear in one calendar month. The lunar cycle is around 29 and a half days, and months of the year are between 28 and … Continue reading Yes, Timmy, there is such a thing as a Blue Moon