We are back. Thanks to Hurricane Emily …. Oh. wtf. Just looked at wunderground and discovered that “hurricane/tropical storm emily” DOESN’T EVEN EXIST ANYMORE. WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH – Apparently it hit Haiti and petered out. Oh man. I have mixed emotions about that. Obviously I don’t want to get the Bahamas to get pounded by a hurricane, but gosh darn’t I should still be there snorkeling & fishing my heart out!
Sorry for the lack of updates the last few days we were there. I heard that more than one person was starting to get worried because I hadn’t updated. It’s okay friends/family, we are safe! Thanks for being concerned though!
So, what did we do the last few days. Fished. Fished. snorkeled for lobster, and fished some more. Oh, we also went to the casino one night. I won $30. holla! The casino was a sad sight; there was hardly anyone there. The last time we were there (2008) it was packed.. so packed you could hardly find a seat at the 3-card poker table, or the roulette table.
I created a new photobucket account so that I could upload all my vacation pictures for you to see, if you care. Don’t worry, there are only a little over 200. I wish I would have, and could have taken more.. but once you’ve seen one strawberry grouper, you’ve seen them all. We caught a boatload of strawberry grouper so the pictures would have gotten repetitive.
I am on the hunt for an underwater-digital camera. I bought a disposable one, and it was fine, but I prefer to have a permanent one. Although, Jeremy & Aaron both had an olympus waterproof camera and they both crapped out before the trip was over. any suggestions for good underwater-digital cameras?
On Wednesday we headed out to the Gingerbread Grounds (south side of the island) to go fishing and dive for the bigger lobster. (btw.. I totally forgot to take any pictures of lobster. what a dope). Gingerbread is about 41 miles from the marina where we stayed. (It’s 79 miles from the marina back to Florida!!) The water on the south side of the island is much deeper than on the North side (where we went diving here and here). It was also really cloudy when we went to gingerbread so seeing rocks was impossible. We looked for shallow spots and rocky bottom on the bottom finder and then got out and explored the area.
We found quite a few big lobster, and a few fish. The picture above, with the purple fan, is from the gingerbread grounds. The pictures aren’t as bright because it was so cloudy, and the water was about 20ft deep opposed to the water on the north side is between 8-13 feet deep.
Extended periods of time in the sun will make a person go a little crazy. Our days averaged between 9-12 hours on the boat. uhm, yes. For real.
One day we spend a lot of time running away from storms. Storms are so amazing to see on the ocean, but they are not much fun to be stuck in. On Tuesday we spent a lot of time running around storms. We did get to see some amazing clouds, and a really awesome water spout!
If you look closely you can see two funnel clouds coming out of the top of the clouds. If you look on the water right below the funnel on the right you can see a small spout coming off the water.
Here you can see the spout almost connects all the way up to the clouds.
Headed for the hole in the storm. There were multiple storms that kept connecting and making giant storms.
just a pretty fish. Queen Trigger Fish
AND NOW, THE MOMENT YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!!!!!
A VIDEO OF ME FISHING. Ha
Unfortunately the fish/shark broke off, so I don’t know what it was.. I’m thinking shark. The way it was pulling out drag..and the fact that everyone else was catching sharks makes me think it was a shark. It was a fun fight even if I didn’t get to see what it was!
Gotta get to bed. I’m exhausted from doing nothing buy laying on the couch all day.
Live yo’ life, Mon