Gray, Cloudy, “cool” and wet………….

Up bright and early this morning after a mildly better nights sleep. Whacked out Chantix dreams stayed away and congestion was minimal as well as coughing….. so I did manage a little bit of rest before I was up “early” preparing for my day underwater. Typical morning stuff out of the way – I was at the pier plenty early to secure ‘my spot’ on the boat. Usually not an issue as the staff at CBDS know I like the one spot on the boat and they typically “reserve” it for me. Loaded up, gear set up and on our way…….. Cool, gray overcast skies made for a semi-chilly ride to our first dive site…… Armageddon….. my most favorite dive site……. It did not disappoint as I sank down the 80′ or so to get to the beginning of the dive….. A couple of [sadly] uncooperative sharks, but lot’s of other smaller creatures to keep my interest. Due to heavy cloud cover, light was an issue – but I still managed to gets lots of fun practice time with my camera….. AND …… I did not go into DECO this time (although came within 2 minutes of it).

Back to the surface and our 1 hour surface interval….. before dropping into a shallow dive site with lots of gorgeous corals, and, as it turns out – lots of turtles this time. We had a handful of new divers on the boat which made getting close up creature pictures damn near impossible – so I finally lit out on my own [away from the group] and finally got a couple of nice shots. I got a couple of nice Sting Ray shots that I literally got goosebumps from when looking at the pictures. Knowing how close I was to get those shots and the fact they came out as good as they did, made the entire trip worthwhile. Hopefully you’ll recognize them when you see them~~  😉

Back at the house, gear rinsed, me showered, I had to run into town to pick up our neighbor and run her out to the airport – heading back to the states to visit a sick child. Sounds like he will be fine and we have our fingers crossed for both of them. Stopped and picked up meds – dropped off a couple of bags of garbage at the dump and then back to my Queen. Drinks, dinner and watching a little TV before a power blip took us off line. I am hoping we are back on line by the time I am ready to post this.

My Bride has an early full day scheduled working at Blues tomorrow while I am going to get the yard mowed at the ATV yard and then go pick up the ‘kids‘ from the airport. Lots of pictures to share with you now. Will try not to duplicate, but stuff happens……..

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



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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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