11 November 2016 | South Anchorage Isla Coronado
We sort of lost a lot of communication channels the last couple weeks. It started when I developed problems with my iPhone (overheating, freezing up, screen fading.....) which has pretty much put it out of use except for brief moments of time. Then we went into Puerto Escondido so I could use their WiFi to complete a project I had going on Shutterfly -- and of course their WiFi wasn't working! Yikes!
Between the hotels WiFi, Carol's Mini Market's WiFi and our friend Noel at the Dive Shop, I managed to complete my project so we left Puerto Escondido and are now enjoying being out at anchor again.
But we still don't have the communications we once did out here with my phone basically dead. But luckily we are pretty self sufficient aboard Cetus and can still contact the outside world thru non cellular or Internet means. We have our HAM radio!
These blog posts are sent out through the HAM radio as well as emails through Winlink or Airmail. It's quite different than regular Internet, but we can communicate and that is a very good thing.
I also send out my SPOT satellite position reports every time we change anchorages so our family can always know where we are. So we are pretty much off the grid -- but not really.
And to all our friends that see these posts and SPOT positions on Facebook or our blog, don't feel slighted if we don't reply to a comment or email that you may send, because even though our posts show up there -- we need Internet to see what you have to say.
We don't expect to have much in the way of Internet until we reach La Paz around December 1st, but we'll look forward to catching up with all of you then!