Sunshine Sandwich

It was drizzling and foggy as we drove around Cape Ann, looking for a good place to take people today.  We settled on going south because the wind was already starting up from the north.  Not a lot, mind you, but enough to make diving on the north side of the island bouncy.

So, even though it was becoming just overcast, we weren’t expecting much.  We had Linda and Kerry Hurd plus their friend, Cindy, as well as Linda Giles and Myanna on board.  Kerry and I just wanted clear enough water to do some video.  Linda and Myanna wanted dinner.  We found warm, clear-ish water at Saddle Rock off Coolidge Point in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

I saw a lobster charge my camera that I’d set down for a shot.  There were lots of crabs eating the floating scraps of sea weed.  It was really warm water.

The second dive was on the deep southwestern edge of Kettle Island.  It was deeper here and the water was colder.  Here’s a shot of Linda and Myanna descending the anchor line:

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They found more critters here as well.

Kerry was able to shoot a swim through that had sunlight filtering through behind it.  We’ll have to wait to see how that comes out.

On the ride home, everyone (including gulls) benefited from snacks.  I got an Oreo cookie, The Captain got two, and there were veggies with dip, courtesy of Cindy.

Although it clouded up considerably for the ride home, and I wore my wetsuit just in case it started to rain, the skies stayed rain-free.

And – I docked the boat in a reverse wind for the first time with no muscle power from anyone else.  Woo Hoo!

Good day with fun people.  Can’t wait to do it all over again next weekend.

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2 Responses to “Sunshine Sandwich”

  1. Veronica Says:

    Yup a somewhat yucky day but still… a good day to dive!

  2. Pat Says:

    Awesome! Congrats on the reverse wind docking!

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