More diving and an Eagle Ray~!

A little better sleep last night after I finally got my Queen to bed…. I think the sleep came because of being tired from lack of sleep and some great SCUBA diving and being pooped…… Oh okay — booze probably had a little to contribute to it…..  😉  Up, a bite to eat, gear loaded and out the door. The North shore was ‘breezy’ today and the swells on the open water made for an intriguing ride to our first dive site……. we got there, moored up and was soon sliding beneath the waves…….. the site [North Star] usually a favorite was a little murky, but eventually produced all the sea life it is normally known for…. and more~! Sharks, albeit mildly uncooperative…… a gorgeous Hawksbill turtle, tons and tons of fish and……. an Eagle Ray~! I have yet to see one of these beauties since I’ve been here. I saw plenty at other islands….. but this was my first one here….. and she was gorgeous and HUGE~!! EASILY the biggest Ray I have ever seen….. she had a wingspan of I’m guesstimating an easy 8’~! Sadly, I only got a glance of her and she was gone before it occurred to me to put my camera to work……. Gliding effortlessly and rapidly through the water. I gave her a solid 6 second chase, before I accepted the fact – I didn’t stand a chance of catching her…… but I saw her with my own eyes~!!

The second dive site paled only in wildlife, as the fan corals and other growths at this site are amazing. No fun critters but still a great dive and I wrapped it up at an hour even though I still had a half a tank of air. I was cold and tired and ready for a beer……. yes cold. Looks like I may have to break down and look at getting a wetsuit…… Dammit Emmit~!

Back at the house, all quiet as my Bride was at Blues for her weekly day of labor…. I put on some music, rinsed my gear, took a shower and set down and edited pictures. I took 221 pictures and wound up saving 43. Picky, picky, picky.

My Bride is home, plied with hooch, fed and settling in on the couch while I finish this and get ready and go do my dishes……. heck of a life….. but we like it~! Two more dives tomorrow – supposed to be a rarely visited site and I am amped about it – – Hopefully, lots of good pictures for you all~!

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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