Turtles kind of day~~

Goofy start to the day…. kinda…… seemed like I never went completely to sleep last night and finally just got up this morning. I must have got some sleep and some rest because I have made it through the day fairly decent so far….. who knows. Got up and got started…. fed my bride and me before both of us heading out the door.  I knew we had a small boat today (4 guests) and was looking forward to it as I got in bed considerably later than I usually do and then having that goofy nights sleep. Two unique dives. First dive we had crazy good visibility… well over 300’~! I got to hang out with a big green eel and a gorgeous little Green sea turtle who let me take all kinds of fun pictures of her. There were a couple of sharks and a couple of sting rays- but I couldn’t get close enough to them for any pictures, let alone decent pictures. Still a really great dive~! Motored back toward the marina and our second site. From the surface, it looked like the visibility was going to be just as good, but we were majorly corrected when we went over the edge of the wall…..wow…. it went straight to crap. Looked like maybe coral spores or something, but peee-uke~! We barely had 70′ most of the dive. We still managed to salvage it as there was another green eel, and another super cooperative turtle. Our guests were nicely understanding and accepting, there really is not a hellva lot we can do about the viz going to crap….. just luck of the draw sometimes…

Wonderful meal last night with wonderful friends. I got a bit of a sticker shock when we got our check…… Just over $300 before they added their 20% [for two people no less] I had the special…… Surf & Turf….. a very small filet and a small Lobster. Guess I should have asked about the price….. turns out it was $125 just for that…… jeeeez~~ It was good, but dang…….. Guess I better stick with stuff I can see the price on…… Regardless…… the company more than made up for it. Friends of ours getting ready to retire and they have been traveling around looking for places to retire. They wanted to ‘pick our brains’ about our moving around experience. Hate to see them go, but envy where they are at in their life. Plus, they are doing it much smarter than we did— so they’ll be good to go. They are already saying they cannot afford to live here….. even though they own 2 condo’s here….. that should give you some idea what the price range is here. Live and learn. More diving with a slightly bigger boat tomorrow….. can’t wait~!

Good Night Y’all > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Thankx for stopping in~!

View outside our window at dinner (through a screen)
My Surf & Turf
Angie’s Filet
Dave’s Tuna
Liz’s whatever the hell that was



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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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