The Month of Living Dangerously

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it! Jonathan Winters       

It seemed like an inspired idea at the time: travel the Caribbean for an entire month via private airplane. Visit some of the best scuba desinations on Earth, enjoy exotic beachs, drink plenty of rum, fly airplanes, and get a tan. What could be better? As it turns out, not much. This trip was a heck of a lot of fun. Please join me vicariously with this informal travelogue about my journey. I've organized my photos and narrative according to our itinerary.

Many thanks to Steve Elefant and Tim Morgan for providing the Piper Navajo aircraft that made all of this possible, and especially to Steve, whose dream trip this really was. It took a lot of work to set it all up and make it happen, and Steve persevered throughout all of that for a good two months of preparation.

Below is my trip report. It comprises 425 digital photographs, and 36 individual web pages. The trip was a lot of fun, and the trip report was a lot of work! If you like flying, check out my Aviator's Guide to the Caribbean as well.

Here is the route we followed...

And now, submitted for your approval, is our Month of Living Dangerously:

Departure: San Jose Jet Center

Does Bob look ready for this gig?

Down through Mexico: Hermasillo to Puerto Vallarta
Bahia de Huatalco
Belize: Ambergris Cay
Cozumel, Mexico
Havana, Cuba
Grand Cayman
Paradise Island, Bahamas

The Return via Ft Lauderdale to New Orleans

Santa Fe
Grand Canyon
Las Vegas then Home Again, Naturally


All material 2001-2006, Robert W. Warfield.