Calf Cove and The Cemetery

What a bee-yoo-tee-full day!  There was almost no wind at all.  There was not a cloud in the sky.  The ocean was flat calm on the north side of the cape, so that’s where we went. 

We had Richard Brandolini and Susan, Alan Budreau and Gaylene, Laurent and Jim as customers today.  Crew was Veronica, Peter and Pat.  Because Gaylene was recently certified and Susan was a bubble-watcher, I wanted a flat, pretty place for the first dive.  I got it at Calf Cove inside Folly Cove.   I anchored in about 25 feet of water.  It was 55 degrees on the surface and, according to Laurent, at 50 feet too.

The tide was coming in and salps were everywhere.  Peter caught a northern pipefish and showed it to Susan in a soup cup.  It launched itself right out of the cup again before we got a really good look at it.  Gaylene and Alan saw a rust red sea raven.  Visibility was about 15-20 feet.

Since everyone did so well in Folly Cove, I chose a more exposed site for the second dive – around the corner off the cemetery along Lanesville Shores.  Again we were anchored in about 25 feet of water, but this time the visibility wasn’t as good at about 10-15 feet.  There were fewer salps also.

The highlight of the day was Pat seeing a four foot long torpedo ray swimming beside her as she was hunting for lobsters.  Of course, there were no cameras around at that moment.

It was so comfortable that we didn’t even cook soup.

Like Veronica says, it was one of those last chocoloate cookie in the bag kind of days.  There won’t be many more like it this season.

Tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer/better.

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