The life and times of Mark and
||Monday, February 21,
2011: Deep Diver Paula was back in the water off Grand Cayman
Island to see and photograph more fish.
||This is a French angel fish
near the bottom.
||Speaking of French, she
spotted a French grunt.
|Monday, February 21, 2011 evening e-mail
from Paula: Three dives today. Did Sand Chute this morning
which had a lot of dive troughs. Fun to roll over on my back and look
up to see fish. Like I was diving in a canyon. That is why they call it
Sand Chute. Not as many fish but some nice walls. However, they
do not photograph well in 100 ft of water. Second dive of the day was
at Hammerhead Hole. We did not see any sharks however. Shallow dive so
saw lots of smaller fish. At lunch took I took my camera in and had
them adjust it for me. They set it up and so I am getting much better
photos. Took it on the
Kittiwake, which was sunk on January 10th.
Was much more fun than we anticipated. Was able to dive in and out of
the floors. Fish are already starting to take it over. Did see one
eagle ray which was the first of this trip. Did see a nice size lobster
at Hammerhead Hole.
Have two boat
dives tomorrow and then will do a shore dive again. Trying to get a
nice shot of the mermaid and there is the Nicholson wreck we have to
explore from shore. Sunday afternoon we were able to dive the Balboa
Wreck. That was a shallow dive, but lots of fun to see all the debris on
the bottom. Fish like to hide in it. Seeing many lion fish which are
overtaking the Caribbean. So unfortunate.
Hear there is about 14 inches of snow in
Minneapolis and still snowing. Weather down here is 82 degrees and
cloudy, but not many waves. Love you and hope all is going well for you
on a Monday. XXXOOO Deep Diver
I really enjoyed
looking at the pictures of the lodge. I have never seen it before. looks
very nice. Glad to hear that Paula is still diving. sounds like a pretty
incredible place to do it too. Good to know all is well.
Give Paula my best as well. Rusty in Denver, Colorado.
|Back at the ranch (Gilbert Lodge), Mark
shoveled five inches of partly cloudy (snow) off the driveway. Actually,
that was not bad considering Minneapolis and St. Paul received 12 to 18
inches of snow in 24 hours. Life in Minnesota continues even when
Paula is out in the Caribbean.
Only 24 days until St. Patrick's
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