Fall is Coming

You could feel it as we drove around this morning.  It was actually chilly.

The weatherman said there would be a sea breeze developing with its east wind building to 15-20 knots.  That wouldn’t be much fun.  So we went south to hide behind Graves Island for the first dive.

When we got there, Fran Linnehan and his scuba charter boat, Down Under, was already moored near the wreck, as was another dive boat further off shore.  That was OK with us because we wanted clearer, calmer water.  We motored far into the cove and anchored in about 15 feet of water, near the rocks.  This would give our divers the best possible clarity.

Today we had a full boat with Kevin and Linsley Mordasky, Pat and Karen Hatcher, Alan Hicks, and Joe Stark.  Crew were Pete and Pat.  Cecil B. DeCalhoun directed the action and I drove the boat.

The water was warm enough at 63 degrees, but the clarity was not that great at 15 feet.  The tide was coming in, so the bottom was colder that the surface.

As we pulled anchor for the second dive, the sea breeze kicked in.

We settled on Saddle Rock, just off Coolidge Point for the second site.  This jumble of boulders is very scenic and just a little deeper at 30 feet.  Pete and Kevin worked on getting the scooter passing shot that The Captain is lusting after.  Karen went exploring on her own as did Linsley.  Alan and Joe were a buddy team.  It seemed everyone was enjoying the sun and sea.

The divers reported lots of baby lobsters and moon snails.

The tide was so high when we got back to the slip that we almost had to step down onto the concrete jetty at the top of the ramp.  I like it like this at the end of the day.  Makes schlepping the gear a piece of cake.

Speaking of cake, the customers were all sweeties.

I don’t want the summer to end.

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