Friday, August 18, 2006

Out of Here

It is time for me to get out of town for a while. It is HOT ! A lot of people who are still in San Carlos will tell you that it isn't so bad. They are delusional. You cannot spend more than a few minutes outside without dripping from sweat. I used to think that the diving and spearfishing conditions in the summer made up for the inconvenience of hellish heat. After twelve years of diving the same spots and having only so - so fishing conditions, I am more than ever ready to leave this year. This is my usual trip back East, back home where I grew up, to spend time with my folks and other relatives and friends, relax a lot, eat good food, and do some kiteboarding.

East Dennis, Massachusetts.

Cape Cod.

I'll try to write a few blogs from there because it is really a great place.

I made the drive up from San Carlos to Tucson (where I'll fly out of) a couple of days ago and everything was lush from the recent rains. We have had an extended dry period and things were looking pretty brown and dead but the desert has bounced back as it always does.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Still Hot in San Carlos

I've been back in San Carlos for over a week and the weather has mostly been hot and humid and it is pretty quiet in town, as is usual for this time of year. After having a great two weeks in tropical Dominican Republic it is hard to get used to the conditions here. Too hot for most land excursions, diving visibility locally tends to be poor for days after a storm, and there is enough wind to keep the sea stirred up but not enough to go sailing or kite boarding.

Yesterday was a nice exception. We had strong wind out of the northwest. A little cooler and drier. And enough to go kite boarding. Jeff and I had a great day. We put up our big kites but really could have gone smaller as we were over powered much of the time. It blew all day from around 11:00 AM until sunset. Didn't get any pictures; too busy playing in the wind and water.

Two other notes: There has been enough rain that everything is nice and green. And Kellie from the Hangout is still patiently waiting to have her baby. She is 41 weeks or so.