originally posted on the St. Croix Lime
Monday, December 26, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
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.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
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.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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.