” We be Sharkin’ “

If you have ever watched Jaws and liked it enough to watch it several times…… you have to recognize one of the most iconic [and corniest] lines in the movie when Captain Quint tells the other 2 guys…… “we’re not fishin’ boys…… We be Sharkin’~!” Kinda how I felt today in the middle of my first dive. The majority of the group was 20′ or so above me watching me while I “danced” with an approximately 7′ reef shark. There was a speared Lion Fish that had dropped in between a couple of rocks and the big shark could smell it. She knew it was there… but she couldn’t find it and where she wanted to look… I was in the way. I faced off with her 4 different times before I had to finally acknowledge my computer that was about to lose it’s mind because I had let myself go into ‘Deco‘. I knew it was gonna happen and I knew I could get myself out of it fairly easily…… but- I ‘needed’ some new shark shots. And I got ’em~! You’ll see them here at the end of this. A dive site that is hands down my favorite site (on the North Shore)…. only ‘bad’ thing about it – it is a deep dive and even pushing my limits I can only get 30-35 minutes out of the dive…… but OOHhhh what a great 30 minutes or so it is. Other than when it has a current [which is usually] – this site rarely ever disappoints~! I floated up the pinnacle taking pictures (and video) as I went trying to appease my still screaming computer. My Queen  keeps asking for video, so I have been working on it a little bit. This is a really good place for video~! I’ll eventually put up those videos as well…. just not sure where they will wind up (Here or FB). I finally ‘had’ to head back to the boat and halfway there picked up a big Hawksbill Turtle. Big ole dude – that I am guesstimating weighed probably 100-150 hundred pounds. Old guy with multiple barnacles on his shell. He let me take pictures and I was just getting into it when he turned abruptly, almost “running over” me…… I turned in time to see another big ole turtle coming right at him….. except I was in the way`~! Wow- closest I have ever come to getting run over by a turtle…… these two were going at it and I was trying desperately to get the hell out of the way…… and take pictures at the same time. I not only got pictures…. I even squeezed off a couple of seconds of video of it then went back to pictures……… Wow~!!! What a great dive~!!

The second dive was a drift dive – which is always fun….. even had a couple of sharks that didn’t want their pictures taken…… but after the first dive….. I didn’t care. Finally back up on the boat and headed for the marina. Boat unloaded…. a cold Budweiser opened up and I drove a peaceful 30 minutes back to the house. It’s been thundering and grumbling all day and we apparently still ain’t done with it yet….. should make great sleepin’~! Diving tomorrow on this end of the island…… which hopefully means Armageddon~!!! (my most very favorite site). What a life~!!

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

P9150064  <—-video

P9150080  <—– another video

P9150111  <—- short Turtle video

 

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Bill

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~!!!! ;-)

2 thoughts on “” We be Sharkin’ “”

  1. Wow simply Wow!!! Bill, I just love looking at all your pictures. Still miss our chats(rants) but so happy for you! Take care my friend.

    1. Hi Leann –
      This is a treat hearing from you on here…… I hope you are enjoying some of my ‘rants’ on here. It can get a little repetitive sometimes… but so it goes living on our little rock. I think about some of our chats occasionally and it makes me smile…… some of the very few times I actually enjoyed being out at that place. I’m glad you are enjoying my pictures. I am working hard at getting them better and better. I hope you and family are well. Thankx for the note~! Take care.
      Bill

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