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Entries from July 2008

Glapa-KickAss-Gos

July 24th, 2008 · 12 Comments

The authorities gave us twenty days to live it out here and we have been here for twenty-three days now, but because we paid a little extra and used an agent to clear into the country, who happens to be great friends with the Port Captain, it was no problem to extend our stay a for little extra time while we wait for some necessary engine parts to be “fabricated” and who knows just how long that will take…. We can’t explore the islands on the “Natural Mystic” as they have limited the number of anchorages you can visit to, two and even then you can’t go from one to the other, you are required to stay where you first clear in. This is both to cut down on yachts disturbing wildlife, polluting pristine anchorages and also serves their economy quite well, as you have to use local tourist boats to tour the islands, thus creating full employment for all the locals.

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Rants from a Galapagonian Rambler

July 21st, 2008 · 5 Comments

The other day these hooligans came buzzing into our line-up with their flashy, red dinghy and crazed mullet-yielding surf militia. Some scrappy, Cali-kid proceeded to paddle into every choice wave and a chinstrapped “ginger” photographer talked trash from the peanut gallery. I’m all for sharing, I mean this place has empty waves around every corner […]

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Sharks, Lions and Aqua-Pimps

July 9th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Fresh local coffee steaming from the french press signals the start of another day here in the Galapagos. P-Kiddy forces himself on me demanding his morning chow so I oblige. I look across the harbor at “Cannons” for signs of a swell and shake the morning funk off. The temperature here is just about perfect. […]

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Passage from Panama to The Galapagos Islands

July 2nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

Our time in Panama was up. The ever-pumping surf had decimated us into useless lumps of surf-induced soreness, but with all the left over stoke still fueling and driving us. Our quest for new lands and adventures will continue. So, with a quick trip into the local store to grab some, potatoes, eggs, hot sauce […]

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