Lots of Company

We drove around Cape Ann this morning, looking for the best site and filming the truck coming and going near popular dive sites.  Most were empty, but the early morning rain had everything smelling earthy and wet.  Cool weather continues.

We decided to go north because Folly Cove was mirror calm.  We had LD, Richard and Bob, Bill Low with Veronica, Pat and Pete as crew.  The Captain kept everyone in line.  I wore my tankini top with running shorts.  Click on the link associated with V’s name above and read her take on the day via her blog.

The dive site across from the Lobster Pool restaurant looked a little too tight with the brisk southwesterly breeze.  The outgoing tide was going to make it even more interesting if I anchored right next to the sea wall.  So, I picked a place around the corner in the nook that is northeast of the typical anchorage.  It’s deeper and would be a little more calm today.

We watched Patrick Scalli and the Frank Scalli interns in two boats anchor across the cove at the point for their annual excursion.  The scholarship program that bears Frank’s name is a wonderful experience for those kids.  Take a peek at the application if you know some young diver who might be interested.  The plethora of dive flags in the cove looked great.

Pete reported that it was in the 40s at 65 feet and 52 above.  There was a definite thermocline because many people mentioned being eager to be above it.  Skates, frilly anemones, northern red anemones, and too-big lobsters were reported.

The second dive was in Hoop Pole Cove, over the top and Halibut Point.  It was breezy here too, but not so bad as it would have been back down the way to home.  This was The Captain’s choice.  Again, the water was cool at 52 but it was also clear.  We only hit about 30 feet at this site.

I enjoyed V’s “legal” snacks and hosed down with the Sun Shower that Pat Walsh got us.

We powered back to the marina and only got a little wet during the showers that sprinkled on us.  It was even good to be cooled off a little.

Oh, darn.

Gotta go to work tomorrow.

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