Pico Pico Vinaigrette June 29, 2001
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Posted: June 29, 2001
Pico Pico Vinaigrette
Southwest Cay, Glover Reef, Belize
16 45.707 N 87 47.001 W
June 29, 2001
By Douglas Bernon



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When The Rains Came June 22, 2001
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Posted: June 22, 2001
When The Rains Came
Glover Reef, Belize
16 43.068 N 87 51.417 W
June 22, 2001
By Bernadette Bernon
It's been an arid winter, and for five months Douglas and I could've counted on one hand the number of rain showers that had washed Ithaka's teak decks. The air has always been dry and hot. The nights have been windy—very windy, actually, often 20 knots or more because of the land effect—and so it's been cool enough to sleep with a light sheet. Until May, we never made the acquaintance of a mosquito.



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Faith in the Underworld June 15, 2001
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Posted: June 15, 2001
Faith in the Underworld
Southwest Cay, Glover Reef, Belize
16 45.707 N 87 47.001 W
June 15, 2001
By Douglas Bernon
I've been scuba diving for 40 years, and the underwater world at Glover Reef is the best I've ever seen. Bernadette and I have looked forward to getting out here since we arrived in Belize, so when an ideal weather window opened, we skedaddled. This was doubly good fortune because we sailed out in tandem with our friends on Sea Camp, Diane and Harold, who were fresh from an unexpected rudder rebuild in Isla Mujeres that nearly had cost them their whole sailing season. We'd be...... Read More

Geeks on Freqs June 8, 2001
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Posted: June 08, 2001
Geeks on Freqs
Southwest Cay, Glover Reef, Belize
16 43.068 N 87 51.400 W
June 8, 2001
By Douglas Bernon
With scant amusement, My Personal Commodore observes that I’m morphing into a life-form unfairly disparaged as a radiohead, or in her most pithy phrase, "You’re becoming a geek on freq"—the latter pronounced "freak," the nickname for "frequency" among my fellow radioheads out here. She frets that soon I’ll march to court and officially change my name to some vowelless, unpronounceable amalgamation composed entirely of capital letters...... Read More

Tiny Bubbles June 1, 2001
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Posted: June 01, 2001
Tiny Bubbles
South Water Cay, Belize
16 48.932 N 88 05.151 W
June 1, 2001
By Bernadette Bernon
In my mask and snorkel, I hovered in the deep tropical water just outside Belize's massive barrier reef, tossing about like a cork in the three-foot chop and searching into the depths. I wasn't sure, really, what to expect out here, but I was hopeful, and a little nervous. Shafts of light from the morning sunshine pierced the blue water, disappearing into the darkness of the ocean—such a marked contrast, I thought, from the bright turquoise shallows and coral beds we snorkeled every day. S...... Read More

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