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May
31
2012

VA-WA Road Trip: Dispatch 3

5/20: Oops! Change in plans: Ely, NV – 431 mi, 1396 miles to go After we passed the Rockies and headed into eastern Utah, the terrain changed again. Still fairly high, wind and rivers worked on the rock, carving weird shapes and pinnacles. All sorts of different minerals either contained in the rock or dissolved […]

May
6
2012

VA-WA Road Trip: Dispatch 1

 5/1: Deltaville, VA – Sandston, VA, 62 mi travelled, 3438 miles to go Our planned trip takes us from Deltaville, VA, where our car is, along I-40, which is south of where we’d go if we were heading directly to Vashon Island. I’ve never been to New Mexico, though Paul has, and I’ve wanted to […]

Nov
20
2011

Road Trip: Deltaville to Savannah

11/5/11: Getting from Deltaville, VA, which is just south of the mouth of the Potomac, to Savannah, GA, about 700 miles away, required a rental car. We’d arranged a one-way rental, but the contract was very clear about pets in the car:   They. Were. Not. Allowed.  And if there was so much as a hint […]

Jul
7
2009

Dispatch 15a: Kaua’i Road Trip

The best way to see Kaua’i is by car. We rented a car for nearly a week, and really got to explore this spectacular island.  Smaller than the Big Island, Maui, or Oahu, because it is the oldest island, erosion has really had a chance to do its work and some truly breath-taking sights are […]

Jul
2
2009

Dispatch 14a: pictures from Maui and Oahu

When I met Paul and Sam on Maui, getting out to “Indigo” was interesting.  From talking to a staffer at Kahului (the port of entry), there are a small private marina and about 7 or 8 mooring buoys at Lahaina. Unfortunately, it turned out that a few days before, the buoys had been inspected and […]

May
31
2009

Dispatch 10a: Road Trip from La Paz to Todos Santos

When we got back to La Paz the second time, we decided to rent a car to go to Todos Santos, which sounded interesting, and because we thought we’d be able to meet a potential crew member there. It’s surprisingly easy to get from La Paz to Todos Santos by car, just 82 km on […]

May
19
2009

Dispatch 10: La Paz to Mazatlan and beyond

Dispatch 10 sent 5/19/09 (La Paz to Mazatlan): After hearing from others about buying fish from local fishermen, we finally experienced buying directly from a fisherman, who approached us in a remote bay in the Sea of Cortez. Paul tried to talk to him, but other than the word “fish” (and, as it turned out, […]