We caught some (smaller fish), ate lots of tacos, and made a bit of progress. Now, a break. Back in ~2.5 months! Until then, enjoy the view from the very nice hotel we stayed at last night. Hasta luego!

Packing, Feasting

Here’s where bondtainer stands for now: holes cut but no doors, well supported, and a pole stage:) We’re leaving for a bit, Kate back to school and me to play with some large electric motors. Later, our desert ocean paradise! A very tasty farm dinner in East Cape.

Clean hose

Shortly after patting myself on the back for how clean this improvised hose line repair turned out, old chunk of host as internal gusset at one end and all, I over-tighten 2 bolts and brake them in their sockets. Doh! The jetski repair travails continue.


How it feels spending time fixing something as a measure of how much you love the activity you use the something to do? Good chunk of today fixing spearguns, and that feels just fine. Jetskis? Not so much:)

Jetskis, Bottles

Lotsa jetski service today. Not quite all working, but 2 starting. Feast or famine… New favorite fence in town! I want to find + price these ‘rocks wrapped in wire’ retaining wall things as a potential building element for later experiments at Dirtnail Estates.

Tailgates, Fishes

Alexander finally gets a tailgate better than a 2×4! Not pretty, but effective. 2 layers so it might kinda maybe work as a ramp, too. Dinner is the same fish 3 ways: green jacks as sashimi, ceviche, and baked. Not exactly roughing it here…

Model, With Decks

Not sure if I can handle the lack of symmetry, but this would be a deck layout that’s hexagonal with each side a different length. Side view might make a bit more sense. Todo add water storage, gear cabinets, hot tub, cold plunge, and soaking pool(s). You can play with the model here.


Well worth the trip for the bakery. The piano museum not so much… and this was one of my favorite pieces there. Here’s an interesting cement finish. Scratched? And not the worst door. These colored glass blocks are a standard Home Depot thing here. Tempted to use them but not sure how to do so… Continue reading Triunfo

Drinking Air

This is my first cup of water from solar-powered dehumidifier that I drank! The brown is from leftover morning coffee… I think. It tasted watery, vaguely coffee-like, and entirely non-lethal. Here’s my filter setup. A bit of googling convinces me my .1 micron is likely to get out any little bits of stuff from the… Continue reading Drinking Air