Boat safety training……..

Up early earlier than I wanted after…… do I even need to say it ??? I waited for my bride to get done with her stuff before I rolled out and got my day started. Angie had her day of labor at Blue’s in front of her and I actually had some ‘work‘ to do as well. I happily made my Queen a couple of eggs and a couple of apparently nasty [to her] heat and eat sausage patties. I was happy she had the 2 eggs though. She loaded all her stuff and was gone in short order. My ‘job’ didn’t start until a little after lunch so I got to monkey around a bit. I made me 3 eggs and finished off the heat and eat sausage (not great but I like them). I did a couple of small odds and ends around the house before gathering up my stuff and heading out. I was contracted by a local dive shop to digitally document their Boat Safety training (take pictures of everything).

I arrived at the dock, boarded and was soon busy scurrying around getting pictures of the Captains and crew as they were put through their paces learning the ins and outs of the boat, including all emergency procedures. It was kinda cool to watch and I learned a bunch of stuff during the process. We also headed out into the bay for a “man overboard” drill – that was fun~!  I was invited to join the team back at the owners house for a meal. I had just enough time to run back to the house, upload the pictures onto a flash drive, clean up, collect my Bride (who was already home) and head back to mid island for dinner. A nice gathering, delicious food (chicken in some kind of light BBQ sauce, a type of semi-fried potatoes and some righteous baked beans) and some great company. While I don’t think Angie enjoyed it as much as I did – It’s nice getting to know these folks on a more personal level (the little social butterfly that I am)  😉  We finally bowed out and headed back to our end of the island. Always an adventure, facing people who don’t know how to use a dimmer switch – or better yet – have no freaking lights on their vehicles at all~!! I’m just never gonna get used to that. Nonetheless – back, safe and sound and relaxing in our little place.

Have a 2 tank dive off the boat with the island kids tomorrow morning. Should be off of the North shore (where most of the sharks are) and I am really looking forward to that. The pier dives were nice, the turtles were amazing… but nothing beats having a 6′ shark heading right straight at you~! So hopefully lots more of underwater pictures and hopefully me rubbing the belly of a shark as it swims by~!

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

( Vera – several more Eel pictures)

Scorpion fish in the foreground~!


To give you an idea of the size – that is a finger (with a glove on it, next to the Sea Horse)

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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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