A wedding, lots of sun, sand and a tour around the island.

Even though it was a day ‘off‘….. I was slated to help a friend out by photographing an informal, impromptu wedding of a friend. It sounded like a fun day out on the water and helping a friend out in the process – so I “signed up”. I met them all down on the board walk in the big city of Christiansted early this morning and was soon loaded up on a local tour boat – to head out for an on board wedding and some sun and sand. I met the Bride and Groom and their collective children (should make a great family) and we headed out. I went immediately to ‘work’ taking pictures of everything I saw as relative to the event. Fairly small boat – but it could get up and scoot…… sporting TWO 300 HP Yamaha engines on the back.¬† We headed to the North West corner of the island to a gorgeous spot…… anchored up and soon a wedding was under way. My friend, a newly ordained person who could legally wed people performed the service – with the bride being a good friend of hers. I snapped pictures from every conceivable angle I could get, trying to get that perfect shot. I am confident I got enough of the right shots, the bride and groom should be at least close to ‘giddy‘ over them. I have also got to make sure my friend [who recommended me] is happy with the shots as well. That is basically why I quit “doing” weddings”. They’ are a phenomenal pain in the touchas because of the shear number of people you have to please……… but confident in my abilities…. I carried on. The rest of the day was way laid back, as we wound up eventually circling the entire island…. stopping to snorkel in various places around the island. When we did move from one spot to the other – we moved…… 60+mph across the water…… I liked it – but I got a whole lot of sun and wind¬† I hadn’t planned on….. but it’s all good………. It helps me get that deep brown island tan~! SOO much more to the day…… but I tell ya folks…… I am whoooooped~! 8+ hours of that environment – this old man is done….. I have had me a little bite to eat….. and my Queen is currently ensuring I get my daily dosage of Vodka…… so it’s beddy bye for me here soon….. I have my phone pix loaded from today – but none of the others yet. I suspect I took probably a Thousand pictures today…… I hope to wind up with a 100 pictures or so that I really like, to send to the bride and groom. I’m gonna put up a couple of my [unedited] phone shots and call it a night……. Will spend my day ‘off‘ tomorrow editing a lot of pictures………….. diving again Monday~~

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

That’s ‘my’ Boat…… IBIS~!!

 

 

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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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