Monday, December 30, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Best Christmas Present Ever!

What do you get the guy who already has everything he wants?
A flight around the island!
The pilot took off and landed, but in between he handed over the controls to me,
so of course we flew all around Salt River
and our apartment,
Christiansted's harbor and the house we might be buying.
And Lisa managed to keep the screaming to a minimum
One thing that I was really excited to see was what the world looked like from 350ft up- the deepest I've been underwater.
We leveled off at 350 near Isaac's Bay and, around here, it looks like this-
I don't think I really understood how deep I have been until then.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Estate Boetzburg

Looks like we might be buying a house!





Thursday, December 19, 2013

Winter Sunset

(a lot like the summer sunsets)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Boat Parade '13

 We arrived early for what we consider to be the beginning of the Christmas season on St Croix,
but not early enough to beat the long lines for bucket rides.
 This year there were 20+ boats from giant
 to tiny,
 conceptual (dolphins pulling Santa's sleigh),
and even laser light shows.
After a couple of laps around the harbor everyone watched to the east for
fireworks!
After which the revelry continued into the night.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lots Of Rain,

lots of rainbows.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Galactica Star

So this boat showed up as I was putting the dive boat on its mooring for the night.
Pretty sure they dropped their anchor chain right across the coral reef we were diving on earlier.

In other news, it rained a lot.
Again.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Out Of Practice

 Took my camera diving
 for the first time in a while.
 Saw lots of the usual critters
 and some creepy teeth.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bus Ride To Greener Pastures

Evidently the horse that adopted us has decided to move on.
I'll miss it, but I suspect our neighbor who did all the shoveling will not.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

It's Not Often

that the whole island gets rain at once.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013