Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Lisa's Christmas Turtle


and a beautiful end to a great Christmas!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I'll Miss The Bees

Christmas eve started with Rascal waking us up to warn us about the spaceman in the yard.
Mr. Chichester has come to crate the beehive and eventually take them away to be put to work making honey to help the non-locals with their allergies.

This is their temporary spot 'til they settle in to the new digs.
You may wonder if its wise to stand so close and take pictures of a man pulling apart a beehive.
No.
It isn't.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Vital Accessories

thrift store skis, stainless steel hardware, and (leftover)paint = $7.50

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tried To Shoot A Meteor Shower

but all I got is an upside-down bull.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Eureka!

I don't have to get back in!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Boat Parade!

It started with a flyover by the Seaplanes.
It seemed like the whole island was packed onto the boardwalk.
Then the boats came by- most blaring christmas music and horns, some with bands playing on their decks, all of them decked out with all the lights they could manage to get onboard.
After that, fireworks!
Then the party started.

Here are a couple of dueling bands getting a little too close.
And... video.

video

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Bottom of Salt River

Couldn't see past my elbows.
The string is so I didn't get lost.

The worst is that I have to go back.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

St Thomas On The Horizon

a clear night + a black out on St Croix =

Thursday, December 1, 2011

What's That Behind Those Bushes?

Oh, right...bees.
Guess I need to learn to harvest honey and beeswax!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

F.A.D.

Way out in the middle of the ocean St Croix's Fish & Wildlife Dept. maintains Fish Attracting Devices to give fishermen a place to fish other than the reefs. Basically they're just a big mooring buoys with a chain that goes down 2 or 3 thousand feet. They give small pelagic fish a reference point to swim around and small fish attract big fish which attract bigger fish which ultimately leads to mahi-mahi and tuna on my plate.
Today it was my job to jump into the thousands of feet deep water and install new sacrificial zincs onto one of the chains so that it doesn't corrode (only down to about 110ft).
The work itself only took about a half hour, but the 19 mile trip out and back took about 4 hours overall. Good thing it was a nice day for a boat ride.
I managed to drop only one allen wrench.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Zephyr Is Back

from Venezuela

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey And Coconut Drinks

Turned into 6 turkeys and a 9 hour feast with a revolving cast of characters
at a closed restaurant.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011