Entries by Jonas Magnusson


To catch a jack crevalle (and land a red)

Fishing had been deemed essential by the Tallahassee Oracles (and it truly is) during the lockdown the of Florida beaches. So, Baz and I went fishing one glorious day. The weather was just great (disclaimer — whenever a fisherman begins a sentence with the bloody weather you know she/he in all likelihood got skunked), and […]


The ruby throated hummingbird

The spectacle of spring and the arrival of the migratory birds make for a miraculous time in Iceland, where I was born and raised. Here in the Florida Panhandle there is really no winter, comparatively. However, there is a distinct spring. It is spring when the migratory birds travel through to destinations further north (robins, […]

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A drummer learns to fly cast

One person in my stable of blog characters is Capt. Baz. No, don’t worry, this one isn’t about him. However, it started with him. “Hi Jonas – my little brother Dave is in town, and he really would like to learn to fly cast,“ was the gist of our phone conversation, followed by “and it […]

Isla Seymour Norte

Photos Drífa Freysdóttir Fifth day. Isla Seymour Norte is just north of Isla Baltra where we will be leaving from tomorrow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Seymour_Island The frigate birds nest on Seymour, both the great frigate bird and the magnificent one. The magnificent frigate is a bit larger, but they look very much alike. The way to tell the […]

Isla Santa Fe – Isla Plaza Sur

Photos Drífa Freysdóttir Fourth day. Santa Fe – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Fe_Island — We started the day on Isla Santa Fe. A modest climb up the lava edges led us to a plateau. The soil was bone dry and cacti littered the landscape. No leaves yet on the palo santo trees, but soon it will start to rain. […]

Isla Floreana

Photos Drífa Freysdóttir Third day Isla Floreana https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floreana_Island Despite the population size the early thirties in Floreana was a place for a mystery drama. https://www.thoughtco.com/unsolved-murder-mystery-the-galapagos-affair-2136125 Punta Cormorant was our first destination. There is a brackish lagoon there with a Flamengo sighting possibility. Two coves are accessible on each side of the Punta with a short […]

Isla Espanola

Photos Drífa Freysdóttir Second day Isla Espanola is a volcanic island, as are the other Galapagos islands. The islands sit on the so-called Galapagos microplate, which in its turn sits at the junction of the Cocos – Pacific – Nazca tectonic plates. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galápagos_Microplate At tectonic plate junctions there will be volcanic activity. I am used to […]