Archive for November, 2006

Cool, Gray, Raw White Beach

November 19, 2006

We had to get wet today. 

Even though it wasn’t really a great day, the act of getting in the ocean is making your own fun.  John and Roz Fiandaca joined Pete, The Captain and me at a local beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea.  They were scuba sherpas for the three of us and may have the decent photos to share.

The ocean was somewhat murky from a week of rain.  It wasn’t especially bumpy though.  My leaky gloves gave me the impression that the temperature of the water was about 53 or so.  The visibility was 5-15 feet depending on whether you were measuring close to the surgy shoreline or further out into the cove.

Everything worked as expected and Pete towed a new float and flag just in case.

Pat was off helping her dad with his MRIs.  We missed her.

Then it was off to lunch at Halibut Point restaurant in Gloucester.  Salmon slab on a salad and The Dagwood for Pete and John.  Yum!

Newest NAUI Instructor – Bethany Brousseau

November 12, 2006

We are happy to report that Bethany Brousseau finished her NAUI Instructor certification today.  Here’s a picture of the crowd that witnessed the feat:

First Row: Bethany Brousseau, Pat Walsh

Second Row: Bob Brousseau, Peter Donahue, Cecile Christensen, Fred Calhoun

We went diving at Niles Beach in Gloucester, in the rain, dodging the downpours, but enjoying the 15-20 feet of visibility. 

We saw skate egg cases, a.k.a. mermaid’s purses, European oysters, large clams on end, and fuzzy pink-shelled hermit crabs crawling everywhere.  It was much more fun than it looked like it was going to be.  The water was about 53 and so was the air.

Congratulations, Bethany!