Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

View From Dominica

This way
 That way
 (which is the one that matters)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Goodbye St. Croix

and the refinery troubles,
 helloooooooooo Dominica!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Fun While It Lasted

I dropped my camera and cracked the waterproof housing today.
To make matters worse, we leave tomorrow AM for a week on Dominica!
Luckily I have an older smaller one I'll try to remember how to use.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hogfish!

I love these guys.
Unfortunately they're really tasty and so there aren't many of them left around here.
In fact, in two years of guiding dives, this is only the second one I've seen!
Obviously I'll not be disclosing the location.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Two Years

of sunsets on St Croix!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Frogs

are pretty excited that we finally got some rain.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Farm Food


It's very handy having a nephew who works at the local organic farm. He brings new treats every movie night. Thanks, Matt!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Leg Lizard


We were both pretty surprised to find ourselves in this position

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Venerable Giant

We found the giant Baobab!
Its growing in an otherwise empty lot across from a baseball diamond in an area known as Grove Place. The seeds were carried from Africa by slaves making the Middle Passage hundreds of years ago.
It's sometimes called the dead rat tree because of the look of the seeds they drop.
In the middle of the three massive trunks is a hole.
According to what I've read, the trunks are hollow and people have not only taken shelter from hurricanes inside the tree, they have also been born inside, and been temporarily transported back to Africa during long forgotten tribal rites.
Our friend LauraLee volunteered to climb inside
and took pictures.
Now, what to do with those seeds...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Morning

It was so flat and clear when I kayaked out to get the dive boat off its mooring that I could easily see a starfish on the sand about 20 feet down.
After such a gorgeous start, the afternoon was disappointing.
I imagine a couple thousand visitors would agree.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sunset Visitation

The moonrise was even better.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012