Episode 1 – Introduction and Jerry’s Childhood Pirate Treasure Misadventure

This first episode of our new podcast is a bit different than what we plan for the rest of them, mainly because Jerry had been telling Joe about his childhood adventures with his father, and how one time his father had taken him hunting for pirate treasure down in the Sea of Cortez.

UPDATE: Jerry found references to the giant whirlpools and the freaky upwellings referenced in this episode in an old book called The Sea of Cortez by Ray Cannon:

On Whirlpools:

“…when the vertical counter-current gains more momentum than the surface flow, immense whirlpools develop, sometimes 300 feet in diameter.”

On Upwellings:

“The most frightening demonstration of the power of the counterflow is seen when it shoots up at the cannel’s south end, exploding during extreme highs to a height of ten feet or more above the surface. At first these upwellings occur in small, circular boils that are about 100 yards across, but they widen at times to half a mile and stretch across all of the channels. As the water spills down from the top of a boil it resembles breakers about to crash into a beach, but instead of one wave being behind the other, they are stacked up on a flat plateau of smooth water.”