Category: Travel

Tales of adventure and photographs to prove it!

Santa Catalina Island Golf

When Your Home Golf Course Is Catalina Island Golf is often referred to as the game you love to hate. No matter how good you think you are, the “Golf Gods” are always ready and able to knock you down and return

Seaplanes in Catalina

Sea Planes have been crossing from the California mainland to the Channel Islands for almost a century.  The first service was operated by Charlie Chaplin’s half-brother Syd in 1919. Operating for a couple of years, other firms moved in to operate

Sea Creatures

Octopus close encounter

Just a few photos of the creatures we share the sea with. Future web posts will have some of our smaller creatures. A close encounter of the octopus kind! This is one of my favorite creatures. They are incredibly smart

Wreck Diving

Turtle YO-257 WWII Navy fueling vessel

Wrecks offer great places to dive and they are located all over the world. As technology evolves divers are able to go to sites much deeper than in past years however those dives involve greater risk to the diver and

Mayan Ruins

Chichen Itza

Part of the inspiration for the book, Lizard Key, came from my travels to the Yucatan Region of Mexico many years ago. This was before the region became as large a tourist destination as it is today… before the cruise

Fish Tacos

Sheepshead Fish

Back to the waters off Catalina Island. These are Sheepshead fish. The larger black and red one is a male and the smaller red one is a female. These are one of my favorite fish to spear. They make great

Island Golf

Moorea Green Pearl Golf Course French Polynesia

When ever I travel I try to find a golf course. Some of your more remote islands don’t have the most well groomed courses but island golf combined with island cocktails can’t be beat! Sometimes the beauty of the tropical

Garibaldi Fish

Garabaldi Fish

Not only is this fish a regular site whilst diving off Catalina, it is also the official marine state fish of California. The Garibaldi is a brightly colored orange fish of the damselfish family that is native to the North-Eastern