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Intrepid Traveller

Not Quite Alone in the Desert

The highest peaks of the Animas mountains in the east are already colouring light pink. As the road dips slightly through an arroyo, there are broad rolling hills to the west.We haven’t made many miles today, but...

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Snake for Supper

Creosote bush as far as the eye can see. We are driving out of Animas in the far south-west corner of New Mexico.Only small towns here. Animas active, almost buzzing, things do happen here. Haticha almost deserted, an abandoned...

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Wind’s Abaft the Beam: Pt. 2

Currents, tides, winds.It is a lot for me to keep track of while trying to remember how to hoist a mainsail (loosen the mainsheet, release the boom vang, tighten the topping lift, pull main halyard, release the topping lift—and...

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