Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Kayak Diving, Friends and Lobster

I know - you're sick of reading about our going kayak diving. Don't we ever get tired of it? Well ... no ... We've actually been out several times that I haven't even told you about because I figured you'd heard enough. But today was special. It's lobster mini-season, and, since we'll be leaving before the regular season starts, this is our only opportunity. We got to the beach at 7am and headed out. Jim got 3 lobster and the fish and game warden was there to check that they were legal. We got 2 fresh air tanks from the car and went back out again. This time he got 7 lobster. They always make a hit on the beach! All together, we were in the water about 2 1/2 hours, paddling about 1 1/2 hours, and loading/unloading for an hour or two. I'm beat! And, we're doing it all over again tomorrow. Last Saturday was also special. I've known Marie since the mid-80s. We've gone diving together in the Bahamas, in the Caribbean, and in Borneo. She's never been kayak diving ... till now. We just love introducing people to our favorite pasttime. Here's Marie and Randall getting their 'briefing' from Jim. They're ready. And, she's off! They did great! When we got back to the beach - after a perfect hour + long dive - Marie gave us each a big hug and kiss. I think she liked it!

1 comment:

Marie said...

I had always thought kayak diving would be difficult--paddling hard, baking in the hot sun in a hot wetsuit, going through a bunch of trouble for just one dive--not so. What a thrill--one 85-minute dive is just right, no cost other than an airfill, no divemaster rushing us and I am my own captain!!--just a laid back day, diving with great friends. Thank you, Chris and Jim. Marie Y.