Ocean Therapy~~~

Up bright and early this morning… no rhyme or reason that I can conjure up for this whacked out sleeping pattern. I’m sure it has nothing to do with alcohol intake or the massive amount of Mickey D food I inhaled…..  : )   Started our day out with another nice breakfast and after letting it settle a little bit, was loaded up and headed out for Cane Bay, a usually calm popular beach on the island. It’s about a 25 minute drive and we were there lickity split. Got us a parking spot and shady spot on the beach and a couple of minutes later I was in the water with snorkel gear and my camera. It is the first time I have got to really explore the bay. Waves were a little bit rougher than I have seen since we’ve been here, but I powered on through them. First 250′ of water (from the shore) was pretty stirred up from the wind and the waves so I headed out in to a little deeper water. Underwater scenery got much better as I headed out, but all the ‘good’ fish and scenery was in that deep water and made it hard to get close ups of them. I did manage to spot me a sting ray~! He was in about 25′ of water and I made a very valiant effort to get down to him (free diving) to try and get you a close up of him. I shot it on video during the dive, so you’ll see how far I float back up. Just hope I can get the video to load on here (internet has been real screwy these past couple of days) — Any how, got some pictures for you to look at and hopefully the videos will load and play. I’ll put them on FB as well. For reasons unknown, they load better on FB than they tend to on this web site. I continued to swim around and found a small school of squid. Only 8 or so and they’re really small. In the video they kinda look like fish – but they were definitely squid~! I finally lifted my head up to get a bearing on where I was at and thanks to a fairly decent little current, I popped up about a 1/2 mile from where I started. Rather than fight that current all the way back to where my Queen was, I opted to go into the shore and hike back to our spot on shore.

I drank me a nice cold beer and we sat and had a couple of cigarettes before I went back out chasing a small turtle I spotted from the bank. I never did get close enough to him to get a picture. I scoped out the area where he was at and with dang little else to look at there I came back in for another break with my bride. We went out for one more dip. I left all my snorkel gear on the beach and just rolled over on my back, crossed my legs, stuck my thumbs in the waist band of my trunks and drifted off. Such a peaceful and relaxing way to unwind and un-stress.  Kind of like an ocean therapy……. and really great therapy it was.  (It’s also a great way to get some sun under your man boobs~!)  😉  Definitely more of that in my future~! We finally came back to shore for another break, but a family with a couple of very whiny kids was right next to us, so we decided we were done with the beach for the day. We loaded up and before long was sitting at Blues enjoying cold adult beverages. Also, I had to try the shake of the day, as it is now up over $1000. No luck on the shake but the drinks were fabulous~! We packed it up after only a couple of drinks and headed back to rinse the salt off. Showered, fed and pooped – we’ll probably crash early. I think we’re checking out a new beach tomorrow. Dirty, thankless job — but somebody has to do it~!  😉

Good night ya’ll …… Thankx for stopping in~!

Sea Urchins

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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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