jetted attempted

With lots of help from a fisherman who felt sorry for me after watching a half hour of failed attempts, I finally back my truck + jetski trailer down the boat ramp. Actually, random fisheman did it for me; I “assisted” by saying “izquierda” or “derecha”when he started to swerve toward the ramp’s edges. Not… Continue reading jetted attempted

plans for container plans

Caught up on these journals! Probably means nothing to you, dear 1-2 readers, but I was materially behind. Behind as in didn’t decide I’d do these until a week in and then took another week to get around to it. Now, I have plenty of extra time to totally abandon the habit. Big decision on… Continue reading plans for container plans


Up before 7 for a return to Punta Gorda, the spot where Ispeared my biggest fish so far this trip. Antonio, my friend who runs Salim’s hostel and might like spearfishing as much as me, has the bright idea to swim rather than walk the last ~2 miles. He hangs back with a cute hostel… Continue reading asustado

luna loca

I awake ~5am to an alarm. Not some masochistic wake-up for fishing, but my treasured batteries are too drained and trigger the inverter’s low battery alarm. Sigh. (mild) Narcolepsy superpowers come in handy: I’m back out real quick. It’s a great condition, except for when it’s *really* not. But for a few bolts, solar is… Continue reading luna loca


look at this sunrise!

“Build my batteries from scraps” better in theory than practice. Before bringing these here, I’d left them in a sweltering garage inside a squat in never-cold Bombay Beach. Before that, i tried to take them to bar none auctions; they wouldn’t accept them. *Before that*, they sat in my warehouse for several years. Maybe the… Continue reading scrappy(ish)

muchas baterias y un pez

Battery setup takes most of day and results in very trashy workplace. But, I think it’s gonna be sweet! Each ~700Wh pack seems to have only 1 bad 6-cell series (out of 96 cells); my friend Adam says it’s been just 1 cell on packs he’s broken down, too. Yes this is a lot of… Continue reading muchas baterias y un pez

review, spear

Let’s review past week’s goals:  ✅ move onto land: woohoo! ✅❌~✅~ get motorcycle and bike and solar and internet and water working: ~s because solar doesn’t last through the night and water’s just jugs ❌ order containers: need to try getting from someone else ~ verify structural engineering for containers: upwork dude sucked (40′ will… Continue reading review, spear


TIL: in Mexico, you have to assemble your own batteries. Maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but pouring sulfuric acid in from a separate container is more DIY than even I would like. Add in several waiting periods (for acid to drain in, after acid is added, charging, and after charging) = several hours until… Continue reading baterias


Unfortunately, most of day eaten by trip to La Paz. Hmm: very little braking power for Alexander all of a sudden… softest F450 ever. I can’t believe i’m writing this, but walmart here is pretty awesome. An oasis of excess, with the best-looking veggies i’ve seen in Baja and basic adulting things like sheets that I’d forgotten.… Continue reading paz


Spearfishing by abandoned hotel past lighthouse, early, and no luck. Oh well: saw turtles and nice to be in water.  Back at the land, I meet new friends. One of them had a chunk of cactus stuck on its side… relentless spiny little fuckers. Cute for a few minutes, then I bark like a dog… Continue reading visitors