A Dolphin Kinda day……..

After an absolutely pitiful, fitful night sleep…. and sleep is using the term loosely…. I finally faded into a really good sound sleep….. 15 minutes before I wanted to be up……. dammit Emmit~! I wound up waking up about 20 minutes later than I wanted… but figured I needed the sleep/rest. Up, bathroom stuff out of the way – I settled in to get ready for my day of diving~! A small bite to eat, batteries all bump charged, gear doubled checked and loaded into the truck and one last smoke with my Bride before I headed into town……. a last minute change moved the boat from mid-island to “our” end of the island, so my commute went from 30 minutes to 3 minutes….. it also means there was an above average chance the first dive site might be Armageddon~! Oh happy day~! Slid right into a legitimate parking spot [they’re rare] and made my way down to the boat to happily find out that there were only TWO other divers on the boat besides me. I hate it for the fact the dive shop, and boat crew, can’t be making any money on the load – but I do love an empty boat…… We loaded up and headed out and less than 10 minutes into our ride, the Captain shouted out – Dolphins~! Definitely music to my ears. I grabbed my phone and scrambled out into the slot on the nose of the boat (picture the scene in JAWS where they first start spearing the shark) and started rolling video. VERY happy with the footage I got [other maybe than that 5 seconds or so where I have my big fat finger over one of the lenses]~! SO Happy, that in a very rare moment – I posted it straight to FB from my phone~! I almost never do that….. the ensuing 2 dives were pretty lackluster in comparison to that start……. even though through both dives I did intermittent barrel rolls in case the Dolphins showed up on the dive. I took 162 pictures plus a couple of videos and saved 52 of the pictures…… getting pickier I guess. I’m hoping the dolphin video is small enough that I can load it on here…. if not, sorry~ you’ll have to go to FB to see it. (and we didn’t do Armageddon – but it’s all good)

Back at the house, gear rinsed, belly filled with some scrumptious meatloaf and a drink or six and here I sit chatting with you fine folks. Two more dives scheduled for tomorrow morning. Got an email from a client today (along with a check!) for work he needs done and I have also wormed my way into an event this weekend taking ‘business’ pictures, that could prove very beneficial for my ‘photography’ business…….. I like the direction this year is headed so far…. aside from the COVID crap……

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

After……….

One of our beautiful sunsets

IMG_4751  <——–Dolphin video~!

Smooth Trunk Fish

Caribbean String ray

French Angel Fish

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The ‘Shallow’ wrecks
Dive Master Anna being funny

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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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