Diving and snorkeling~

Up early to still howling winds and brutal surf conditions. I enjoyed about a half hour of quiet before my Bride, Stephanie and Will all joined me. We got us a quick bite to eat before gathering up my gear and heading out for the West end of the island again. Steph and I had a 2-tank dive scheduled. We got to the shop early enough to get Steph sized up for the gear she will need for the next couple of days. Got to the boat to find it almost completely full. I didn’t mind so bad this time because I had someone to chat with. Very happy to hear that Armageddon was a go~! A quick 10 minute cruise and we were moored up and ready to dive. It is such an awesome feeling to drop down and have that site come into view. Had decent visibility at about 80′. There were Barracuda’s, and a couple of sharks, Lionfish. I heard there was a turtle – but we didn’t see her. There is just SOOO much stuff to explore down there. Sadly it is a deep dive and you’re usually lucky to get 30 minutes on the dive site…… but still, so worth it. Back up on the boat we were greeted with some very chilly wind. The site is close enough to the point of the island, that the winds were now whipping around the point, which made for a bumpy boat and some shiver inducing winds. We had to motor into the wind a little bit more to attach a new (damn fine) mooring ball to another dive site before heading off to our next dive site. ((I found the mooring ball on our beach, cleaned it up and gave it to the dive shop and that is the one they put out today)) With more than ample surface time – we moored up at our next site. It’s been a while since I had been to it – so I was looking forward to that as well. The site did not disappoint~! We saw a stingray, a nurse shark and a very cooperative Hawksbill turtle. I have a great video of her, but not sure if I will be able to get it up on here……. but still lots of good pictures.

Two more dives for us tomorrow before heading out to Hotel on the Cay for an evening of fire dancers and the Moko Jumbies. The boys (and Stephanie) should get a real kick out of that….. and some good eats to go along with the whole thing. Naturally there will be more pictures~! Gonna sign off here and get a shower and hopefully a good night sleep for what is sure to be a long (but fun and crazy) day tomorrow.

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

A DAMN fine looking mooring ball~!

Lion Fish

Caribbean Reef Shark

Stove Pipe Sponges.
Me & Steph – SCUBA selfie.
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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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