Sharky Tuesday

Slept in the wee tiniest bit this morning after staying up until almost Midnight last night….. wild and crazy party animals that we are. This weird ass internet we have here…. slow enough I couldn’t hardly get in here to write, let alone load pictures – but had enough bandwidth to stream Amazon Prime….. go figure~ Today was truly a down day as I did as absolutely close to nothing as I possibly could. Not sure what got into me, but was just not in the mood to do anything – and thankfully didn’t have to. My Bride, feeling better by now, made us a small breakfast and we spent pretty much the rest of the day watching Goliath. We are now in to Season 3 (last one) and as the season progress’ – I am beginning to understand why the show didn’t make it past the third season. I’m kinda anxious for it to end, because my # 1 fan recommended a show I’m anxious to check out~! I think we only have about a half a dozen episodes left……

During one of our (entirely to frequent) smoke breaks, I saw a big fin pop up out of the water. I thought at first it was one of the many Damsel fish we see close to shore chasing minnows, but a little better look and spotting the big tail fin behind the dorsal fin, I realized it was a shark~! I’m 99% sure it was a nurse shark…. I’m guesstimating 4′-5′ log and it was ‘right up on shore’~! I’m talking ankle deep water. I don’t know what it was chasing [I suspect Urchins] but it required waves coming in to have enough water to turn around and get back out. I pointed to it for my bride and yelled SHARK for the benefit of our new neighbors next door who had just walked out. We all just stood there with our mouths open for the next 20-30 seconds or so as the shark chased it’s meal within mere inches of the edge of the beach. It is the first time in well over a year and a half we have been here that we saw anything like that~!! It is not uncommon to spot the occasional turtle swimming by and even a Sting Ray every now and again – but this is definitely a first~! Hopefully not the last as it was cool as hell~! It makes me want to get out there and snorkel or dive that water that much more now~! For now – I am going to see if I can get some pix loaded for you that you may not have seen yet. 2-Tank dive scheduled for tomorrow morning if we don’t get “stormed” out~!

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

Off you go~!
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Bill

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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