Best laid plans………

Well me and my Queen actually set an alarm to get up early enough to do our morning ‘stuff’ and still be at the marina on time to pick up our boat for the days cruising. Finally found the ‘right’ marina, only to find the guy we were supposed to meet, hanging over the engine ‘fiddling’ with it. I watched him make multiple attempts to start it (unsuccessfully) when he finally noticed me. He said something to the effect of he gave it to much gasoline (flooded it?) and that he needed a special wrench to work on it…….. could we come back in an hour ?  Sure – no worries….. we lit out and stopped at a little place we have been to before and sat down for some breakfast that we had skipped. I had an egg and salmon Croissant….. Angie opted for a conventional egg breakfast. Both were equally delicious~! Headed back out to the marina only to be met by the ‘boat guy’ saying he was going to have to get a mechanic to work on it. Many apologies and sent us on our way……. Dammit Emmit~!  Awake, fed, lunch packed, all dressed up and now, suddenly nothing on the schedule. Fortunately not a problem on an island like this~! We stopped by the house for a bit….. I looked up a good snorkeling spot and away we went.

I got in a solid 2 hours of snorkeling, stopping for the occasional cold beer and a cigarette……. got some pictures of my snorkeling for you. Took several videos, but sadly cannot load them on this site  🙁   I hate that I can’t put them up here for you to watch, but the site just don’t have the a$$ for it…… so you’ll have to go to FB to see them if you want to watch them….. Maybe when I get settled on St. Croix – I can look into a better website~~

Came back, took our showers and had a couple of drinks. Decided to go out for dinner and went to a place we been eyeballing for a while. Eddy’s….. nice place. Pool in the middle of the restaurant with a hot tub….. gotta love a Caribbean restaurant~! I had the catch of the day (Barracuda) with a side of sautéed shrimp~! Wonderful~! We shared a piece of the worst tasting cheese cake I’ve had in a while….. but it did the job of finishing off dinner.

I have a 2 tank dive scheduled for tomorrow. Can’t wait to see what that brings and maybe by the time I get back, the boat guy will give me a call saying the boat is fixed.

Schop de banden en het licht van de branden



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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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