Jeffrey Gaines acoustic guitar played over the boat speakers as he sang "In Your Eyes". Lost in thought as the second verse started. I noticed a dark round object off the port side of the boat. I grabbed my camera in hopes that it might...

The water has been beautiful and extremely clear around Cayo Costa Island. I spent four wonderful, starry moon filled nights on the island last week. The days were spent exploring barefoot through mangrove swamps looking at old forgotten trees and isolated Osprey nests. Paddling my...

Today I adventured alone on a fossil expedition. It started with light rain which turned heavy. I was more than glad to have Jim Morrison talk me through the rain. "Keep your eyes on the road, and your hand upon the wheel." The fossil expedition...

I have been spending many nights on Cayo Costa this month. The stars have been amazing and the night sounds mystifying. Today was simply beautiful. Summer winds, summer clouds, a cool wind and dolphins to close the day....

Signs of spring are in the air, land and sea. The water temperature has warmed up and all different kinds of sea creatures are showing their faces. I was fortunate to get a great viewing of a mother manatee and her new born. The weight...

The third day of spring began with Van Morrison singing "Into the Mystic" as the sun rose over the bow of the boat. Today I had two wonderful charters. The first trip was with two crafty ladies: Hannah Milman and Clarice Rogers. Hannah is the...

I really don't know if there are enough adjectives to describe Cayo Costa Island. Every time I go there is a gift. I remember the first time I went to this tantalizing island. I moved fast wanting to cover as much area as possible. That...

I heard this Osprey chirping before I could see it. I grabbed my camera and went out searching for the sound. The Osprey was perched under the canopy of a ficus tree. The sun was at my back and the light was perfect. I took...