Author Archives : Chris French

Getting dirty in the Black Hills


Strikhedonia resting down in Puerto Penasco meant it was time for a bit of fun on two wheels. My buddy Mike’s birthday was coming up and it didn’t take much convincing to put together a weekend of dirt bike riding and boating. I loaded up my toy and after work made way for the Black Hills of South Dakota. It…

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The crowds of Agua Verde


Victor was excited by the fishing in the area so early I took him out in the dinghy to a spot where fisherman had been the day before. Checking on him 45 minutes later I earned that there was a strong current which pushed him back to shore, better than out to sea I suppose… He put in another fourty-five…

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On to Ensenada Ballena and Bahia San Marte


Damn it was a spectacular sunrise. The clouds and sun made for a colorful start to our day. From there I paddled into shore to make for long morning hiking the hills, sitting and staring the nature, and exploring new some hiking areas. My excursion stretched over two hours. While I was gone Ariel put in a triathlon of paddleboarding…

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Big activity day in Los Gatos


Ari cooked us a big breakfast omelet to fuel us for the day and afterwards I kayaked in to shore to hike the peak guarding the bay and over another peak I had worked on a rock cairn last year. It was interesting to see how it had grown. Rather than backtrack I carefully made my way down a gully…

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One hell of a fishing day in Los Gatos


Before sunrise we were moving, after just raising anchor I was at the helm when I thought I saw some motion, sure enough we were on a collision course with a boat that had zero lights one. What the fuck. Danger avoided we proceeded to have a ridiculously calm passage to Los Gatos where we ended up being joined by…

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Soaking in all that Bahia Bonanza has to offer


Moving on up, I raised the anchor just before 6:00 Easter morning. We had an easy passage to Bahia Bonanaza, that I’m sure my crew was thankful for after our crossing, and plopped down our anchor by lunch time. Ariel took to the beautiful waters immediately with a swim to shore and walk on the beach. Victor, Shalise, and I…

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So long Muertos, thanks for keeping us safe


The remainder of our time in Muertos included an attempt to visit visit the resort for some food and pool time, which was squashed due to renovations but was replaced with a good meal at the restaurant on the other side of the beach. It was windy during our stay and one afternoon we noticed a paddleboarder and dinghy with…

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Getting into the rhythm of living on the hook


Our first day on the hook started early. The plan was for spearfishing shortly after sunrise and before the winds became strong. I was unsure of if the dinghy would have a place to safely anchor it while diving so I opted to skip the dive. Shalise and Victor donned full camo wetsuits and slid into the water on a…

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Chacala is the place to be!


We hustled out of Banderas bay just before sunrise after a night in Punta de Mita, we wanted to get as much time in Chacala as the schedule would allow. A bonus was that Sky Pond was already there and we would have another chance to hang out. I had been talking up the Sarandeado (BBQ fish) which was our…

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