Back To The Mother Ship

27 09 2014

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 ~

w00t! Today, we were going back to the Jodrey!

Some of our Québec buddies were joining us, for a splash, too!

Steve, Frankie, Dany, and Larry…

We did our mandatory customs stop, at Boldt Castle, and we were on our way!

Steve and I had planned on scootering to the stern, and possibly going inside.

On the descent, I had some really strange sinus thing going on, that was not normal, for me. I was able to clear without issue, so I kept on.

We noticed that the current was down at the bow section, but as we neared the stern, it was absolutely screaming. Thank goodness, for our most excellent scooters! The visibility was also pretty horrible, which was a little surprising, seeing as the water temperature had dropped, just a little bit, since our last dive here. The vis usually improves, as the water temperature drops.

Steve and I made our way to where we were going to go inside. The current was absolutely ridiculous, and I just wasn’t feeling 100% (sinus thing was messing with me, a bit), so I motioned a “no,” to Steve, to going in. As much as I wanted to, I figured that we could go in another day. The wreck wasn’t going anywhere. Ah, well…

We continued around the stern for a bit, checking out other extremely cool bits of Jodrey (I never get sick of this wreck), then made our way back to the bow, where we started up the wall, for deco.

We did most of our 20′ stop at the deco stool, then made our way over to the bowl, and did our 6-up!

Another amazing Jodrey day!

Ahhh… such goodness, and smiles all around!

Bottom Time: 1 hour, 51 mins.
Max. Depth: 204′
Water Temp.: 64F

More Fundies!

22 09 2014

Saturday, September 21st & Sunday, September 22nd, 2014 ~

Well, in order to keep what happens in Fundies, in Fundies, I will just post that…. there was a Fundies course! 🙂

The first weekend of a split weekend course, in Brockville.

Jen B. was armed with the camera, and for this course, I just floated around, and helped when I was needed. Oh, and I took some photos.

After an ascent…

This buckle will go in Denis’ museum pile!

A freighter was passing by, blaring the horns…

I can only guess that it was towards the dive boat, or the sea doo’er.

Bottom Time: 1 hour, 53 mins.
Max. Depth: 30′
Water Temp.: 64F

Bottom Time: 1 hour, 22 mins.
Max. Depth: 28′
Water Temp.: 64F

A great couple of days of Diving Goodness!

Beneath The Sea ~ March 28 – 30th, 2008

30 03 2008

James, Steve, and I hit the road on Friday morning. We arrived in time for Jarrod Jablonki’s seminar, “Lessons Learned.” There were so many interesting facts about the Turner Sink/Wakulla connection, that were amazing to hear…alot of filling in of the blanks, as far as location, and where/how they made the link. An amazing presentation, and we were able to meet and speak with him afterwards. We then headed over to the Tech party, where we met up with some of our dive industry friends.. Doug Arnberg, Adam, Julien, Jeff Pauze… and the list goes on…

Saturday, we hit the show! We met up with many faces… some familiar, some new. Everyone was in good spirits, and it was good that we had so many people down that contributed. We met up with Anne and Harold as well!

Tony S did a remarkable job, building the booth. It took us a while to get it together!

We even had some friends pose with Spike!

Sonya Tittle, from Halcyon…

Lisa & Saila

Andy H and I…

Pir8 and Lottie…

We had a draw for some fancy prizes, that none other than Jarrod Jablonski himself, was kind enough to do the draws for us!

Steve and I ran into Doppler as well, as his booth was very near ours. He didn’t have much time to say hello, but I did slip him a candy bracelet.

We all headed out for dinner, and had an absolute blast (James has more pics of dinner!)…

After dinner, we headed back to our hotel in Morristown, parked the cars, and decided to walk to the store, for some bevvies! Myself, Steve, Jeremy, and Jen B picked up some coolies, and Kevin and Jen E joined us all for some laughs and giggles about the day’s events.

Sunday, we checked out some of the booths of other Ontario board members, as well as some local friends…

Jeff was hiding (and hobbling)…

Terry A

Dan Da Man…

We even had Susan Long of DUI pose for some fun pics with Spike!

Susan and I…

More shots of people visiting the booth…

Alma and Spike…

Other cool stuff along the way…

…and packing up…

We had a long drive home, but were entertaining each other the whole way… Well.. except for the 60 minutes that I “rested my eyes.”  We crossed the border at about 1am, with Tony and friends towing the trade show booth. We had to stop in Gananoque, to pick up my car, then made the two hour trek back home. At 3am, my head beat the crap outta my pillow!!

It was a fantastic weekend! Tired, or not! I think I look like a deer in headlights, below…