Diving with friends……

Top of the evening friends, sports fans and neighbors…… I’m back after a mostly unexpected lay off from last night while we had our islands ‘kids’ visit us yesterday. They came for breakfast and it turned into a wonderfully full day, as we ate drank and chatted through the day. We ducked what turned into a lot of [unexpected] rain showers but still enjoyed the beauty that is our beach and each others company, discussing everything from Apples to Zebra’s….. well, not really – but you get what I’m going for here~~ 😉

Cynthia was cleared to dive today after a surgery she had a month or so back – and I was happy to tag along on the dive. It got started a little later than usual because the boat was going through a Coast Guard inspection – but we were loaded and on our way by 11:30. Water was reasonably calm but due to reasons I’ll probably never understand or figure out, visibility left a lot to be desired at both sites we wound up at. I was hoping to do the new dive site I told you about the other day – but it was washed out when we went by to check it out – so we opted for other spots. Sharks~! An (spotted) eel… a turtle were some of the critters that graced us with their presence. Less than stellar visibility and lots of clouds above kept my picture taking (spell that saving) to a minimum, but I managed a couple decent pix for you.

After the dives we stood around and enjoyed a nice cold beer and some discussed other diving opportunities coming up. I’m sure I told you about our sailboat cruise coming up in February and that I plan on making a dive on the RMS Rhone  during the trip. This is the ship used in the filming of the movie The Deep – with Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset. That is also the movie that gave me the urge to learn to SCUBA dive and gave me my fascination with Giant Green Moray Eels. If you haven’t seen the movie – I highly recommend it. Graphics are pretty mild compared to today’s movies (this came out in the late 70’s) – but still a ‘worth while’ watching movie — any how — to get to the point of the ship where the big eel was filmed – I am going to need a “wreck dive” certification, to get to the interior of the ship — so that is my next goal. Getting that certification will put me in relatively easy reach of a “Master Diver” certification….. so I may just go for that as well…… we’ll see – I’ll let you know how that goes as it develops~!

Sorry for missing last night — but lots of new pictures for you….

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

One for our “Damn Neighbors”   😉
Sunset breakers
Sunset breakers
Our ‘Island Kids’ Shawn & Cynthia
Damn Jar Heads….. you can dress them up – but you can’t take them out in public~~~

Sunset on our beach
Feeding the masses
Todays boat… nice and ‘lite’
Shawn & Cynthia

Thorner – Lion Fish hunter
Stove Pipe sponges
Boat and fish
I couldn’t get him very close to me this time~~


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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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