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So What Exactly Is a Dive Resort?

So What Exactly Is a Dive Resort? It is a resort where people go to scuba dive. Any other questions? I’ve been called a smart-ass more than once. Actually, there are some peculiarities that make a dive resort somewhat different than your regular, run-of-the-mill Caribbean resort, so here’s the skinny: If someone discovers a spot […]

We Arrive on a Dark and Stormy Night

Dark and stormy night

We Arrive on a Dark and Stormy Night It is never too late to be who you might have been. (George Eliot) The night is black and the wind is fierce.  The white-capped waves thud against the hull of our water taxi as it plows into the swells. We are in a panga—the ubiquitous Latin […]

The Island of Pines

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The Island of Pines (Otherwise known as Guanaja) Best of an island is once you get there—you can’t go any further.     You’ve come to the end of things.   Agatha Christie Story has it, the first European to set foot on Guanaja named it The Island of Pines because it was, well, covered with pine trees. […]

I Think I drank too Much Last Night and….I Bought What?

Tom Smith in Guanaja

Before leaving the island, I told George I am interested in buying, but one very important person is not here and nothing can or will happen without an enthusiastic buy-in from her.

Luckily, that very important person found her passport while Elizabeth and I were on Guanaja.

How Not to Retire in One Easy Step

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So what’s so special about this Guanaja place?  You might ask.  The island is downright beautiful and the diving is phenomenal!  In fact, it is so phenomenal one doesn’t need to be an expert to see the phenomenalness.  This is good because I’m not an expert.   I had not been diving in… oh, about 25 years.