Family Diving

The dive shop I most frequent sponsored a “Dive with your Jr” today. I managed to work my way on board as the ‘unofficial‘ official photographer for the dive and so very happy I did…………………………………………

Slept ‘in’ again this morning as I didn’t have anything ‘early’ planned, but still up by 06:35…… my obligatory cup of coffee with my Queen while I read the circus that is the news in today’s world before moving on to the bigger circus world of Facebook. My Queen made us a nice small breakfast and we ate that while catching another episode or two of The 100. I did get off my lazy duff and do dishes before setting down with a fist full of paper towels, windex, Q~tips, pledge and a couple of small tubes of silicone lubricant and doing some much needed maintenance on my camera set up. I spent an easy 1.5+ hours on that – but it was overdue and today’s photo shoot was important enough to me that I wanted to make sure it got done.

I took off a little before 1:00 and showed up plenty early to get my dive gear set up and situated, before breaking out my camera and going to ‘work‘. Just a 1 tank dive today – so my opportunity for getting the shots I wanted was a little more limited…. but I was up for it. I got in the water well before everyone else so¬† I could get some ‘boat’ shots and exit shots. Not sure why I like exit shots so much – but I do. The next 45 minutes went by like that [snapping fingers]…. and I had an absolute ball swimming around getting pictures. Both Dive Masters on the load worked with me to ensure I got pictures of everyone which helped immensely. I had a bit of a challenge in that one group could only go so deep – so they stayed shallow while the other group dropped down over ‘the wall’ going considerably deeper – so I spent a lot of time going up and down to keep up with everyone….. a fun challenge~! I think I got enough decent pictures – everyone will be happy with them……. part of the challenge, but I like it~! Finally back in port – unloaded, back at home, gear rinsed, me washed and a belly full of stuffed peppers and corn on the cob….. I was really wanting pizza, but what I got was pretty durn tasty~! I put ALL of today’s pictures up on Cane Bays FB page – so you can see them all there – or see below for the ‘better’ shots of the day.

Island kids are supposed to be in for biscuits and gravy in the morning….. then I think I’m actually gonna try and watch a little football…… from what I can tell, they don’t even play the National Anthem anymore….. if they do – they don’t show it… don’t get me started on that~! @#$%^&*

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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