El Capitan!

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El Capitan!

My 83-year-old dad taking the helm off Isla Del Carmen. Minutes after this photo was taken, we followed a pod of 300 or so dolphins, saw a massive blue whale, caught a shark, and ran out of gas. Details on this and the rest of our first two months in Loreto coming this weekend. I promise!

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How many miles is 1,237 kilometers?

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How many mile is 1,237 kilometers?

Well that’s how many we’re going to cover if the good Lord’s willing and the creek don’t rise. Diana read somewhere that Ecuador is approximately the size of Colorado, which is a convenient frame of reference since–as you know–that’s where I grew up. I hear Ecuador has bigger mountains and better beaches though.

The cutest grandbaby in the world

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The cutest grandbaby in the world

Another of those little ‘impediments to progress’ as we prepare for departure in October. Still, we remind ourselves–and each other–that a solid month back in the States each summer is a pretty good substitute for 8 or 10 quick visits a year (crammed around work, bills, laundry, grocery shopping, yard work, client schmoozing, car maintenance, and so on).