2 dives and some shopping…………

Rolled out after a pitiful nights sleep [dammit Emmit!] and greeted another gorgeous sunrise. Wasn’t up very long before my bride joined me. Made myself a small breakfast and grabbed my gear and headed out for a 2 tank dive at Salt River. Winds were up a little bit and the boat was crowded, but away we went. First dive site was a new one for me. “Pavilions” Gorgeous site, but visibility left a LOT to be desired. All the coral are starting to ‘bloom’ now [which is a good thing] – but it sure wreaks havoc with visibility. To complicate matters, it was pretty heavy overcast (not a lot of bright sunlight – AND – on my previous dive, I lost my magenta filter that allows me to take pictures that look like what I actually see down there. I ordered a total of 8 different lenses to replace it – and wouldn’t you know it…… not a single damn one of them was the right size~!!! One of the down sides of ordering on-line…… I can’t hold it in my hand and look at it and ensure it is the right thing……. I guess us old timers are bad about that kind of thing. So pictures will be that fuzzy green until my newest order arrives (in about a week) and see if that is the right lens………  Second dive site was Salt River West wall….. it’s kinda funny… I spent a year and a half trying to get to this dive site…. and today is now the 4th time I have dove it~! No worries though…. it’s kind of like the Pier…… you can dive it 100’s of times and not see the same thing twice~! Again…. fuzzy green pictures, so please accept my apologies for sub standard pictures……..

Came back, got my gear hung up and got myself showered and we took off for a quick trip to one of the biggest grocery stores on the island to try and find me some breakfast sausage….. I would seriously pay good money for Schwan’s breakfast sausage I use to get, but I haven’t been able to get their web site to load in the last 5 days…….. anyhow…… we went through the store…. picked up a dozen things we didn’t plan on (and never did find the sausage I was looking for) and $ 100 bucks later – we were out the door. We stopped on the way back at the local butcher store ( the place that wigged me out on my last visit from the way it looked and smelled) and were very nicely surprised to walk in and see it [reasonably] clean and smelling nice (or at least, not smelling like a gut factory). I picked up a couple more pounds of ground beef and got 10 – 1.25″ thick Filet Mignon steaks for my Queen.

Back at the condo – I dropped on a steak for Angie and a burger for me while we watched more of Covert Affairs. Bellies full, my Queen is playing her game and I’m writing to you all. I may be able to horn in on a dive tomorrow morning at Cane Bay – and Angie will be able to spend some time on the beach while I dive…. will have to see…. weather here has been kinda weird, but either way – should have something to carry on about tomorrow and some more pictures…… won’t get them all up from today — so already have a couple of days of new pictures for you~!

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

It was crowded down there.



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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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