No wind and sand fleas
10 December 2009 | Manjack Cay
Hot and NO WIND!
It's hot and humid and both Louise and I are hiding below deck trying to avoid a billion no-see-ems which are vicious and obviously very hungry!
Yesterday was an interesting day.... I spent three hours in the afternoon, snorkelling for lobsters....
This task involves diving down to rocky caves located 4-6 meters below the surface, letting your eyes adjust to the darkness of the cave, and looking for the creature hiding in the back of the cave.
Once located, the spear is readied, and down you go again hoping the prey has not moved to another cave.
After three hours in the water, and hundreds of dives, I crawled back into the boat with every muscle in my body sore. I have not been so tired in the past twenty years. The top of my head is sunburnt, my arms, legs and joints are sore, blisters on my feet from the flippers, and we'll see how long it takes to fully recover.... I guess I'm not 30 years old anymore!
A party on shore is planned for this evening with the main event being the decoration of the Christmas tree ( a live 16' pine in a large pot specifically grown and trimmed for the purpose). We hope our friends GiGi and LuLu arrive on their boat from Florida in time for the event.
I sure hope the wind picks up.....
But fresh lobster for dinner was excellent...even though I went to bed at 8pm.