From one extreme to the other……..

Up way early this morning to manage myself through a still relatively new routine to get me, my camera and dive gear ready for yet another day under the water…… It just now dawned on me, I have yet to show you a picture of my new camera gear…… quite impressive even if I say so myself……. BUT – you’re gonna have to wait a little longer to see it…… when I put a picture of it up – I want it “just so” – so when you see it, even though you probably don’t know beans about an underwater photography set up — you’re gonna go “WOW”…… at least I hope you do. All my dive friends that know anything about underwater photography have ALL went “wow” – when they saw it. It is a nice looking set up and when you factor in the fact that I know right next to nothing about it — it is already turning out some pretty spectacular pictures…… even by my standards. I just told my bride this afternoon – I am now casually deleting pictures – I would have ‘killed for‘ a mere 6 months ago…..Love it when I keep raising my standards…..! Our first dive site is rapidly trying to nudge it’s way into my favorite site……. and today, for whatever reason, the current was slow and the visibility was almost a 100’……. something we haven’t had around the island in the past couple of months….. I enjoyed the hell out of it snapping pictures as fast as my strobes would recharge…. usually less than 2 seconds. I got to swim around in the middle of 4 fairly decent sized sharks and managed a shot or two that I am not terribly disappointed in. (We had a LOT of divers on the load and they all were trying to get “close” to a shark – so I struggled to get any of the sharks to ‘cozy’ up to me…… The entire dive [brief as it was, [[because it is a deep dive]] – was wonderful~!! Only way to put it. We then took off to the next dive site and eventually dropped into visibility that can only be compared to pea green soup…… nasty……. Did I say nasty —- ? No – it was NASTY~!! Even though it was a shallow dive – everyone came up early because you couldn’t see squat. I snapped off a couple of photo’s and will include them here – they look like crap – but it will give you a good idea what I was floating around in on that last dive…….. pitiful……. but you win some……. and you lose some.

Back at the house, gear rinsed, some rain, some rolling thunder that sounds AWESOME…. a wee bite to eat….. temp had dropped a couple degrees. A sammich, belly full of hooch – yup – about all is right in our little piece of the world. I am taking the next day or so off to catch up on odds and ends I have skipped for the last month……. lots of pictures to share in case I don’t take any………

Good Night Ya’ll * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Thankx for stoppin’ 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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