A new week….

Maybe a new week, but will start out talking about last week….. yesterday has you may recall, I had a gig as a rescue diver for a swim team here on the island, racing from the pier to a local bar about a mile down the beach. We showed up at our appointed time, got our instructions and then bailed into the water to await the swimmers. It’s a unique vantage point from my side, seeing all the swimmers line up along the pier getting ready to make their dash. Even more unique watching them swim over top of you….. Even though visibility was crap in that area of water that I was in (it normally looks like an aquarium, but there had been a lot of boat traffic) but I did manage some pictures so you can get an idea of what I saw. The other really cool thing about it, is the noise those swimmers made going over top of me. Next time I do that, I’ll have to shoot some video the next time so you can hear it – amazingly loud~! I did see one swimmer who appeared to have cramps or something, but as I eased up towards her, she finally straightened out and took off. After the swimmers were gone (they had kayakers follow them the rest of the way) the divers all still had a mostly full tank of air – and since we paid for it – well…. we had to use it 😉 and we were right there at one of the top diving spots in the world. The Frederiksted pier~! Always a lot to look at down there and this dive was to be no exception. You’ve probably already seen some of the pictures. There was an Octopus, a bunch of squid and a couple of spotted Eels plus thousands of different fish to watch. When the dive was over, we all gathered for lunch and I was invited to join a couple of the divers for another dive at Cane Bay, which I happily accepted.

After a nice lunch at a local spot – we met up at Cane Bay, one of the most popular dive spots on the island (other than the pier) and we were soon kicking our way out through a rougher than usual surf to the next dive spot. We finally sunk beneath the waves into calm beautiful blue water….. wonderful visibility (probably 80′ or better). We proceeded towards the wall, where the depth drops from about 45′ to thousands of feet deep, an almost vertical drop off. It’s fun and a little bit intimidating to swim up to it and go over that edge~! I have some pictures of it – but now that I have put this in print — I’m thinking I may do a video next time, swimming up to it and going over it, so you can experience that thrill with me~! Got to see my very favorite sea creature on this dive – a giant green Moray Eel. He was a smaller one, but still gorgeous. My video didn’t turn out as well as I would like, but still a good one none-the-less. Sorry but you’ll have to go to FB to see it.

Well over my limit already – so LOTS of pictures for you and more ramblings tomorrow.

Good night Ya’ll – – – – – Thankx for stopping in~!

My view of the starting of the race
and there they go~!
Tried to get artistic with this one 😉
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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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