Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Cool Picture of the hurricane..

We are hiding under the clouds!!

Hurricane Wilmer...

Ok - so this is hurricane Wilmer - the strongest atlantic hurricane ever apparently. Though you can't believe everything you hear on the weather channel. As you can see cloud cover is all over the Caymans and no planes are flying, and diving cancelled etc etc. Hopefully by the weekend the weather should have calmed a little and we'll be diving again, AND hopefully this will be the last hurricane of a very busy season! Roll on November 30th...

Monday, October 17, 2005

Sam's Birthday - Owen Island

OK - So, today is Sam's birthday and to celebrate we went over for a BBQ at Owen Island. And some beer. And some wakeboarding. Sadly - there are no photo's of me actually wakeboarding, which is a shame as it's the first time i was properly up, for longer than a spilt second (about 4 or 5 in total!!!), after some burgers and sausages, we headed for land, then to Preston Bay where one of the local turtle nest was about to hatch. We got there just in time to see two turtles run for the sea and then about 20 dug up from the nest and headed down. very very cool. And, i know you aren't supposed to take photo's as it blinds them, but - there's about 120 turtles in the nest and as you can see there are only about 7 in the photo. And they all looked fine after the flash - carried onto the sea rather than wandering around stunned. :) Wicked day. Days like this are why i left England....

Heading for land...

Walking along Preston Beach...

Turtles! :)

Run for the sea!!!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Diving today...

Well - the weather wasn't that good this morning and i was umm-ing and err-ing about going out diving, seeing as i was up and Vici was going i decided it was a good idea. And it was! We went to Mixing Bowl first and then to Meadows. Saw ALOT of stuff, some of it below - i was having problems equalising which seems to have effected the photos. We saw lots of out of focus spotted moray eels!

Below is a photo of a Pikeblenny - anyone confirm if it's a Resh Pikeblenny or not?

Pikeblenny (Resh?)

Upsidedown Spotted Spiny Lobster

Not sure why this guy is upside down and considering we were in marine park i resisted the urge to poke him! ;)

Little Turtle!

Cushion Sea Star

Schooling Fish


Diamond Blennie & Giant Anemone