Monday, December 31, 2012

When Sea Urchins Attack

First day,
first casualty.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Birthday Nap

 under the trees
 at the beach.
Well, at least she's out of the house.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Aegir Habitat

So 883 posts ago, I shared this picture in a post titled Space Junk.
It's actually the remains of the Aegir Habitat that was brought to St Croix from Hawaii to replace the Aquarius underwater habitat that was being moved to Florida. Apparently funding was lost and Aegir ended up being scuttled in the early 80's.
Tonight while trying to be quiet so as not to disturb Lisa's Dengue Fever induced napping, I found pictures
and even a diagram!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Santa brought us a rooster.
A loud one.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Die Hard

A Christmas Eve classic

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Roseway Is Back!

It was nice to see her in the harbor this morning!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Everything costs more here since it has to be shipped. 
But still, 28 cherrries for $5.64? Ouch!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

West Wall

Over that edge there's an anchor 250ft down.
Only 7 people have seen it since it went overboard a long time ago.
I got to see it again today.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Speaking Of Tropical Bugs

Gasteracantha cancriformis has moved in to our backyard.
 A 1912 text called The Spider Book noted: "A remarkable feature of the webs of this species is the frequent occurrence in them of series of flocculent tufts of silk attached to either the radii or to some of the foundation lines. These tufts are composed of a mass of fine threads, like those of which a stabilimentum is made."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Boat Parade 2012!

 After an afternoon of draping christmas lights
 and the official Seaplane flyover
we shoved off of the already teeming boardwalk
to get to the staging area
 for our first boat parade on a boat!
After a few laps around Protestant Cay
the fireworks started.
and so begins the Christmas cheer on St Croix
Smiling's her favorite.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Rough Day At Work

Sittin' and watching bubbles.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012