Not my turn….

Up and ready for another days adventure. Got my Queen fed and out the door and was out the door myself a couple of minutes behind her. Fairly full boat today with a group that’s been diving with us for most of this week so far. Good group, pretty solid divers requiring little or no assistance during the course of our day. Heading out to the first dive site, I was being engaged in a rather lengthy conversation when I heard yelling from the fly bridge. Dolphins had been spotted~! Before I could get away from the conversation, grab my camera and get to the nose of the boat…… they were gone~~ Dammit Emmit~! I always enjoy watching them ride the bow wave of the boat. Amazed how easily they keep pace with the boat without hardly any effort. First dive was pretty uneventful…. didn’t even see a shark, which is really odd for that dive site. I was laying under the boat at the end of the dive waiting for the dive to end when the Dive Master starting tugging frantically at my fins. I know that particular maneuver almost always means a photo opportunity, so I spun around and took off in the direction she was pointing, As we were swimming she indicated [what I thought] was a sting ray. Never did see it and she finally shrugged the pursuit off. That is not unusual, especially for that critter (to be gone when you go to look for it). It wasn’t until after we got back on the boat I found out she was talking about a Manta Ray~! Manta Rays are the great big dudes (first picture below) I laughed [jokingly] and said “No pictures – it didn’t happen~!” Kinda my tag line  😉  I’ll be dipped if one of the other divers pulled out their GoPro and produced an image of it. It was fairly far off and mostly blurry….. but no disputing it was a Manta. DAMMIT Emmit~!! Just not my turn I guess. The second dive, I got show off my shark calling skills and did manage to get one to come in for a close up.

Back at the house, cleaned up the kitchen, swept (with our new handy dandy vacuum…love it) the living room and got a shower before settling in to edit pictures. Pictures are all done….. Had a bite to eat and am looking forward to hitting the couch. Just got a fresh candy supply in from Amazon (and I wonder why I can’t loose any weight) and want to hit our newest series In the Dark. I got Angie interested in it last night. So far we are both really happy with it. Another day in the water tomorrow…… may be off Friday….. would be perfect to get my pictures and stuff ready to take to the stores.

Good Night Y’all @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ Thankx for stopping 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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