Lesson learning…..

Day started off with a semi-large invasion of ants, no hot water, no television and no promised kayak with unit and enough wind to thoroughly stir up our private little cove. Queue: several phone calls… and 10 hours later….. television now works, we have hot water, had a can of ant spray dropped off…. no kayak yet, but all in all turned out to be a great day….

Discovered a couple of new friends on the beach – then wound up going to Rum Point beach for some snorkeling – and OMG — saw some of the coolest underwater stuff I have ever seen~!!! I snorkeled the big pier at Rum Point (swimming underneath it between the pylons) and was treated to multiple large schools of fish, a stingray – who seemed quite perturbed the big fat guy was hovering over him, I stayed my ground until he started whipping his tail around ( I should say I have hand fed these things before – but in a controlled environment) and I felt the need to slide out of his way and let him be…… With the water being stirred up and not much sunshine – I didn’t bring my camera on this swim, so could not document it (but that won’t happen again) – but I showed him to my Bride – so she can vouch for me  😉  Swam through several more large schools of some very cool looking fish… dodged a couple of jelly fish… it was quite the experience – almost felt like I was on a wreck dive in amongst the pylons….. very, very cool day… on the way back, came nose to nose with what looked to be about a 4′ long Barracuda. Not sure who was more scared of who, but I don’t think he almost soiled his trunks…….

Finally wrapped our snorkeling day up with a Bud Light and a Mudslide while we discussed our adventure and watched the local bar set up for a what appeared to be a wedding party.

Came back to the apartment for a quick dip in the pool and to finish getting items done (hot water, etc.) and finished up with a couple of drinks as we watched ‘local’ traffic’ going by our pier while we sipped drinks on our patio.

Just because the day doesn’t start out like you’d like — don’t always mean it has to end that way~~~ 🙂


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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