Posts by James Dilworth

How to Climb Mt. Iraya

At 3300ft (1000+m) above sea level, Mt.Iraya is an imposing, recently-active volcano, that is sadly shrouded in cloud most of the time from the moist sea air. We visited in late-April, and despite never seeing the summit all week, we …

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Kayaking & Spearfishing off Big Sur

Kayaking the Big Sur Coast

The Big Sur Coast is possibly one of the most rugged and scenic coastlines in the world. Highway 1 which winds its way above steep cliffs provide some amazing views. But if you’re an ocean lover, well the best way …

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Linapacan Passage – Sailing up to Coron

Mid-April is a beautiful time to sail the Philippines. The strong Amihan winds are becoming lighter, the water is becoming clearer, and the sun is high high in the sky. With new crew, Margherita, May and Florent, we took Flash …

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Sailing down into Malampaya Sound

I’ve often sailed in San Francisco Bay and longingly wondered what it must have been like to have been there as an explorer a couple hundred years ago. To see hilltops still covered in trees, untouched beaches, small settlements with …

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South to El Nido, via Linapacan

We left Coron in mid-February to sail down to El Nido. 9 days on the water with some odd winds…. what should have been a downwind trip was often a beat as north winds wrapped around Culion. It was also …

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