Monday, June 24, 2013
So, I stepped on the scale this morning. All my vacation gain is behind me! I am right where I was before I left. Now I can head in the correct direction again! It is getting nicer at home too since my sister is doing well with her weight watchers and has lost just over 20 pounds she is starting to follow her plan tighter and starting to use less butter when she cooks so eating at home is getting easier again.
So, I touched on the diving trip a little. I will go in to it a little more now. We got down there on Thursday evening and I immediately had to go find a wetsuit. I had made arrangements to borrow one from a friend since I didn’t want to spend the money while still losing weight. I goofed up and said friend went on vacation without me getting the suit. So, I went and bought one. I bought it a little small so hopefully I won’t have that expense for awhile.
Friday we dove for megaladon shark teeth. Didn’t find any shark teeth, but found an prehistoric manatee bone fragment that is my daughter’s suvenior. She is a manatee nut. I also found many sand dollars.
Saturday we did a beach dive which I learned is a lot of work. Carrying the gear down and gearing up in the sand isn’t all that fun. But I did learn it is easier to gear up in the parking lot then just walk on in. It was braile diving at it finest though. Braile diving is where you can’t see much but just kind of feel yourself along. Lol It wasn’t too bad when we got out past the surf zone and had a good time and saw some coral formations.
Sunday was bagged due to some car issues. I had a power window stop working so we got that taken care of and hung out at the beach.
Monday was a couple boat dives in deeper water. We temporarily misplaced my son’s certification card though so he couldn’t dive. But we dove on a tugboat and some bridge rubble. Saw a goliath grouper and a few small tropical fish and the biggest conch I have ever seen. So then my son and I started thinking about the trip home. I decided to investigate any potential dive sites along the route home and if we found the card we would leave about dinner and drive to somewhere and maybe dive first thing Tuesday since our tanks were full. Then continue the drive home. So, found a freshwater spring in northern Florida and we got one last dive in on the way home. Plus he got to experience the crystal clear water in those springs.
So the first is my son and I, the second is me underwater and the third is a view in the spring. So it was a great trip and we had a blast. Now, I can't wait to dive on the cruise in August!!