July 19, 2016
It seems that the sun and the water have an agreement of sorts, one that allows the other to share equally the thunder of the day’s hours. In the hours that the sun rises and sets, the water stills and lets the golden light pool in the lazy dips between waves. Then, as the sun travels higher and grows hotter, the winds begin to move from the heated land out to seek the coolness of the sea. The waves build on each other and they take the lionshare of the day’s attention.
This morning, however, we intruded on this agreement of peace in the morning, rippling the smooth waters in the wake towed behind our ski boats. We circled and swerved, dragging ourselves along atop of tubes and waterskis. Laughter building on itself and taking lion share.
The morning’s time of peace and quiet arrived later, though, as we all sat for breakfast together before the divers departed for their final fun dive of the program. They left shortly after to dive the Chimneys at the Dog Islands and then again at the airplane wreck at a site called Coral Gardens. Here, they soared with sunken wings, circling the airplane and gliding above the coral with a friendly eagle ray.
Later in the evening, as the sun again drew to its share of the day, the divers and the rest of the crew met at Nanny Cay Marina, where the crews cleaned their boats to a shine, indulged in sweet ice-cream, and spent time at the various shops, buying trinkets for memory! Perhaps the most popular part of this location, however, is the access to freshwater showers! So, after the days activities, we ended the day with shiny clean crew and boats!
The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.