Intimate confusion……

Not sure why I called yesterdays post ‘Sunday’…… probably cause I thought it was Sunday [duh]…… guess I should have said ‘weekend’….. any who…….. Up this morning ready for another day of employ….. not gonna call it work….. even though there is a little heavy lifting that has entered into the equation…… it’s nothing like work~~ I didn’t get much sleep last night – but what I got was good – so I was re-energized and ready to go. Everything loaded into the truck, I whooped me up a couple of eggs and followed that up with a Banana and was ready to dive. Due to some real squirrely weather – the boat is on our end of the island until further notice – so I only have a 3 minute commute…… it usually takes 15 minutes to find a parking spot…… but you get the idea. If we lived any closer to the pier I could just walk in – but my gear and camera adds a whole new dimension to that walking stuff. Finally parked, I grabbed my stuff, navigated around the side of the fence (gates are locked on the weekend) along a small concrete wall and onto the boat. I was there plenty early and had the entire boat to myself to prep my gear…… I like it~! The group (10 of them) showed up as well as the Captain and the Dive Master. Because there was only the one Dive Master on the load today, I became ‘crew’ and assumed boat duties…. specifically helping getting the big ole boat pushed away properly/safely from the pier. I also help out on the boat as needed. Folks needing help with their gear (yes, they are ALL supposed to be certificated divers) and helping to keep an eye on them during the dive. ( I’m usually in the back anyways and it is an optimal spot to watch from).

First dive was at my most very favorite site – Armageddon~! It’s deep, there are lots of corals and sponges and sharks [oh my] and Barracuda and just a really great place to dive. Because it is so deep – it is usually only a 30-35 minute dive – but BOY-HOWDY is it fun~! I did manage to call in a couple of sharks but for reasons much too complicated to list here right now…… I never got any in very close to me…….. still a great, great dive~! On the way out to the dive site, we thought we saw one of the whale sharks that have been spotted in the area – but that never came to fruition……… dammit emmit~!

Second dive was a much smaller, much shallower dive site – and I was tasked with getting lots of people pictures…… which I did. I also managed a couple of sea life pictures for you all. I can’t forget my loyal readers~!!! Everybody safely back and unloaded, 50 different tanks loaded and unloaded [total] – back at the house gear rinsed, belly filled with a yummy hamburger something or other with Crescent rolls and “one or two” drinks……. Pictures are all loaded, you can see them all at: https://billhein.passgallery.com/-_projects_18740447/gallery (copy and paste it if it doesn’t become a link)  More diving in the morning~ More pictures….. ya’ll want to see anything in particular ???? I would do my best to find it for you…. might even give you a shout out for it.

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

A Rainbow to start our day
This young lady made her 1000th dive~!
” That’s my boat” [channeling Forrest Gump]
Dive Master Jeff
and away we go~~~~
Classic ‘Giant Stride’

My view of people getting ready to dive

Going for that dramatic exit shot
Lion Fish at the wheel~~~~
Stove Pipe Sponges

 

Caribbean Reef SharkCorals and sponges

 

 

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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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