Dance of the Flounders

It was a cloudy morning, with a fog that was burning off.

We had Lars, Robert and Bill Low along with Veronica, Pete, and Pat as crew.  The Captain was in charge and I drove the boat.

Because neither Robert nor Lars had been diving in a while, and because Lars was in all rental gear, we decided to make the first dive in the relative calm and shallowest area of Folly Cove.

We were happy to see how comfortable both men were with the “special attention” they got from the crew.  Since no one was using an integrated weights vest and neither put their masks around their necks when they weren’t on their faces, there was no blood in the scuppers.  They made the first dive with Pete.

Meanwhile, The Captain and Veronica were wrangling flounders on the bottom in about 15 feet of water.  He was videoing the reaction of a herd of flounder as they cavorted in front of the camera where he had dug a trench.  They just keep circling him and coming through the trough again and again.  Veronica said their lips were moving, so we decided they were singing or smacking their lips over the tasty morsels Fred was uncovering.

For our second dive, we went across the cove to the wall outside the Lobster Pool restaurant.  The divers were quick to get back into the water even though it was deeper here and colder due to the high tide.  It was in the mid-fifties at the bottom in about 30 feet.

Bill Low was the subject of some photos taken by Veronica:

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I could see clearly at 40 feet and the light was even because of the cloud cover.  It was about 15-20 feet of visibility in the high tides’ cold water.

We were happy with the flat ramp for getting back up to the parking lot.

Nice day with good people.

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2 Responses to “Dance of the Flounders”

  1. "V" Says:

    Well, I must say for someone so “technology challenged” like myself, those pics I took of of Bill L came out excellent! 🙂

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