Got to ‘sleep in’ a touch this morning before rolling out to plentiful sunshine, a wonderful Caribbean breeze and the start of a new day. I was due out at the West end of the island in Frederiksted at the pier to be a safety diver for a fun raising swim happening there. I showed up, got my gear assembled and dutifully dropped into the water to help any body that got them selves in a bind for the start of the swimming race. I admire the folks doing this….. a mile and half swim in less than smooth ocean conditions. Our job was to ensure they made the 14′ leap safely into the water and get underway. Kayaks and other boaters monitored them for the remainder of the swim. The start went without issues [yay~!] and we were soon left to use up the tank of air we bought for this event. (We spent about 15 minutes sitting on the Sea floor, watching swimmers go over us) Several folks took off in groups to explore the pier. By myself – I decided to do some clean up – so I hung close to the beginning of the pier picking up way to much trash that thoughtless so & so’s decided to throw into our beautiful water. As I swam, I stopped for the occasional photo-op, and in true fashion, the pier did not disappoint. I even managed to spot my first Sea Horse~! I have seen many of them – but this one I actually found all by myself. Also came across what I believe is a Scorpion fish – a prehistoric looking dude that is intimidating to look at. I then eased my way out to the dolphins…. small boat tie up points that hold an amazing amount of life. I took one video you HAVE to see…… even I am in awe of it. Sadly, I think it will be too big to get on here – but you’ll be able to see it on FB — AWESOME~! [even if I do say so myself~!]
Finally out after a little over an hour underwater, emptied my trash bags and went to unload my gear. Because my Queen was not with me – I had to take my truck keys with me. Knowing “FOBS” do not handle water well, I carefully wrapped mine inside a zip top sammich bag and put it in my BC Pocket. Lets just say…. the bag leaked. In the interest of brevity, I wound up ripping out the horn on the truck, tore up both hands in the process, had to have my bride come get me, had to have the truck towed……A VERY expensive lesson learned…..DAMMIT EMMIT~! Truck now back in my possession…….. fast forward to home, shower, meeting friends at the Palms for dinner……. who else walks in but Jim & Deb~!! Back from Australia…. drinking ensued (yea – shocker huh) Longer story – shorter…… [about out of word limit]…. lots of alcohol – – – -truly good friends, good food and great times…. perfect end to a day~!!!! Back to ‘work’ tomorrow~~
Good Night Ya’ll * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Thankx for stopping in~!