Ask Cap’n Greg

Aug 8, 2016 by Ask Cap'n Greg

There are tons of things to do in Rocky Point. You can choose from swimming to fishing to boating to jet-skis to snorkeling to water weenie rides to barhopping to dining to whale watching to searching for critters at low tide or just plain sightseeing. And there are at least a few dozen more to keep you as busy and entertained and well fed and buzzed up as you’d ever care to be. Damonte Reynolds of Tempe was a first time visitor in August, and he wanted to make the most of his time. I met him on the beach at Playa de Oro.

DAMONTE: Cap’n Greg, of all the stuff to do here, what is your very favorite?

CAP’N GREG: Nothing.

DAMONTE: Maybe you didn’t hear me, being older and all…

CAP’N GREG: I can hear your mama telling you to mind your manners.

DAMONTE: My mama lives in Chicago.

CAP’N GREG: See? My hearing is excellent.

DAMONTE: Let me rephrase the question. Right now, if you could do anything you wanted, what would it be?

CAP’N GREG: Nothing.

DAMONTE: That’s what you said before.

CAP’N GREG: And I’ll say it again. Nothing is often my favorite thing to do here.

DAMONTE: Can you explain that?

CAP’N GREG: Sure. August is hot. You move faster than a slow stroll and you’ll sweat out four T-shirts before noon. So what I like to do is find a palapa or a shaded spot near the beach—like right here—have a cooler within reach full of iced down adult beverages, and I sit.

DAMONTE: That’s it?

CAP’N GREG: Yup. The ocean changes constantly. I’m quite a bird expert, so I like to identify any that come by. And, as a bonus, I get to live vicariously by watching young people have fun.

DAMONTE: Like those UA coeds in tiny bikinis playing volleyball?

CAP’N GREG: Thank you for pointing that out, Damonte.

DAMONTE: Now I get it. Instead of going out and doing all that stuff, you wait for it to come to you!

CAP’N GREG: Excellent observation. From minimum effort, I get maximum enjoyment.

DAMONTE: Hey! Is that a blue-footed boobie over there?

CAP’N GREG: No, I think that’s just the way the light is hitting her.

DAMONTE: Wow. Can I stay here and do nothing with you, Cap’n Greg?

CAP’N GREG: There’s nothing I’d like better.

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