Thursday, December 07, 2023

Release Date 12/6/2023

 Released this message off of Todos Santos island near Ensenada in Baja Mexico.

Swell was very large and we could not land on the lighthouse island but we could land on the southern island for lunch.

We could see the giant surf wave "Killers" in the distance with some board surfers on it. 

Heavy fog rolled in which is very unusual for this area, and it made the view even more dramatic.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Release date 11/12/2023

 Released this message inside the point Judith pond in Rhode Island.

We paddled from the very head of the pond out to the breakwater on the ocean had a few beers and came back again It was a brisk day but not too cold once we got moving.

The day before we went out with a big group of Rhode Island paddlers and did the rocks around Newport but I could not find a bottle so I did the message on Sunday.

Saturday paddling

Truth: sometimes you get too much.

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Release Date 10/5/2023

 Went for a paddle on the East River from Red Hook up to Roosevelt Island. 

See the Strava Track here.

We timed it for current assist in both directions.

It was surprising to see the amount of development along the Brooklyn and Queens shorline.

This place looks really interesting! A glamping hotel in shipping containers and weird tents.

We climbed over the railing to get a drink at a waterfront restaurant, but they sent us packing. 

Truth: Things arent always in the right place.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Release Date 5/18/2023

 I paddled up to Gilli Meno, then back again 2 days later.

On the trip out I left a bit after 10:00am, and it got quite windy, but the wind was at my back and I even surfed a bit on the wind waves.

Strava trip out

Strava trip back

I had a bit of confusion finding my hotel Two brothers bungalows but I figured it out.

On the paddle back I left before 6:30 am.   It was just beautiful so quiet and peaceful. It was so calm I took a large ferry angle and ended up at a cool blowhole that I want to try and reach from a beach snorkel.

Truth: it helps to ask

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Release Date 5/9/2023

Oh dear I have been very negligent on MIB posting. I have had a number of kayak and diving adventures but neglected to post them.

 I did a paddle up the coast to an area i have been to a few times.

See my Strava track here:


I am planning/practicing for my trip to the Gilli Islands.

I saw some guys spearfishing right near my launch at Scuba Froggy and they had taken some big Spanish Mackerel. I never see any fish near there, but maybe they are running now I should try again. 

Also so what looks like some nice reef just north of the blue greek style hotel. Looks like good coral and really cool undercut rock in the water. 

I stopped for lunch and had to wait out a torrential downpour. No pictures because i was afraid the phone would get wet!

Truth: Rain moves slow.