Turtles, lionfish and Blues …. (Oh my~) ;-)

Hey all, sorry about missing last night….. got home late from a seminar on Lionfish and was apparently more wiped out than I thought. More on that in a bit……  Got up early yesterday morning to make it to a club meeting with Fish with a Vet. We drove out East to the Deep End Bar for the meeting. We discussed the up coming fishing tournament they are hosting plus some Veterans days activities they are trying to plan. Meeting ended and we hung out to chat with some friends there and have a bite to eat. Nice little place, with good food and killer views. We left there and stopped by Blues for another drink or four – before heading back to the condo for some A/C. We finished up Season # 7 of Blue Bloods and are now starting in on season # 8 (for another nominal fee of course) There was a seminar being offered on Lionfish out at the University. Because of popularity, they also held another session later in the evening at Brew STX bar in downtown Christiansted. Since that was much closer and had alcohol – I opted to go to the latter. I showed up a few minutes before it was supposed to start – saw some friends and sat down with them and waited for the seminar. Very interesting to learn about this species that is rapidly taking over the entire Caribbean and wreaking havoc on the local fish life. I have volunteered to work with a group at the University to capture and tag this species and I figured anything I can learn about them would be helpful. The seminar lasted a little over an hour with a nice Q & A afterwards. I hung out and chatted a little bit with friends before heading back to the condo. (Angie was not interested in the seminar and sat this one out) I did manage to hook up with a buddy making a dive on Thursday – so yea me – I get to get salty tomorrow morning and hopefully redeem myself on pictures~! Any how — when I got home, I sat down on the couch with my Queen telling her about the seminar. We turned on the boob tube and started watching some more Blue Bloods……. next thing I knew it was almost 10:00 and Angie was waking me up telling me to go to bed. Tired….? a little bit, drank too much…? eh, maybe…… still not feeling up to snuff….? maybe a skosh….. but whatever it was…. was definitely not up for trying to type~~~

We woke up this morning to 3 new sets of tracks on our beach. Two of the turtles apparently didn’t complete their task for whatever reason. (We have lots of newbies in the building right now and I don’t know if they spooked the turtles or what) — Looks like we did have one that completed her nesting though~! Intel and coordinates recorded so we will know when and where to look for babies. We may have babies any time between now and the end of the weekend, so our lookout vigil has started~! Will definitely let you know if/when we get babies~!!

Good night Ya’ll ….. Thankx for stopping in~!

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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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