Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Blooming Flamboyants

The flamboyants seemed a little late to bloom this year

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Anchor Survey

the plan
 the dive
the dive team
 the results

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

What A Crepe Day

Lisa and LauraLee made crepes for brunch
Caramelized onion and emmental cheese crepes were followed by sweet cheese crepes with blueberry compote.
I'm really glad I managed to have a day off!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lima Bean

We dove in the greenest murkiest water we've been in since moving to St Croix
 even when its bad, its pretty good

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Raw Data

the wreck of the Suffolk Maid

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Almost Forgot About These Guys

Ducks on a saltpond on Jost Van Dyke

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Easy (like a Sunday afternoon)

 I got done with diving and filling tanks early enough to hop on a boat
 and head out
 past some beautiful scenery
 to anchor by a remote beach for some shell collecting
 and music making
 aboard the Heineken barge.
All this sacrifice is worth it for smiles like this.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Crush Depth

Got to do a dive to 300ft today!
 Some last minute checks, then clipping on all 5 tanks (the big ones are on my back) and waddling over the back of the boat.
 We decided to test an "indestructible" heavy duty water bottle.
It only made it to 211ft.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Running Down a Dream

On Sunday I was very relieved to learn that I do not have any form of bee allergy after being swarmed by bees and collecting 11 stings. After determining that I was fine, I channeled my inner Hermes (with some help from my feather-collecting friend, LauraLee) and ran the Women's Race.

I came in 23rd out of 261 participants and was 5th in my age group. I also shaved one minute off my best previous 2 mile time. 
I think it was the feathers.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Harbor Treasure

I found a coffee pot.
The black tarnish and very thin construction make me wonder if its silver.
I don't think I'll try to clean it, though.
Its nice to have some mystery about these things.

Monday, June 4, 2012

A Quick Trip To 220ft

where we found a massive old anchor dropped during the plantation era
I'm considering a recovery plan.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Joined The Club Today

After killing hundreds of lion fish with no problems, today I got stung on the finger.
This is before the swelling got really bad.
And its caught on video.
At the beginning of the vid I look up and see one of two sharks coming for the lionfish on my spear. I hurry to get it off and get stung. After I get it off, I kick it away because the shark's still coming, but it turns and at the end, shark #2 gets it.
Then later on the boardwalk some guy shows up with bagpipes
to salute the Saharan-dusty sunset.

You just never can tell around here.

Friday, June 1, 2012