October 05, 2006
Up early this morning as usual and sitting on the baot watching the world go by. Sent my sister a text back to the cold and wet of England "Lovely and sunny here, hurricanes all gone to Bermuda, water temperature is a bit cold, only 32C, but it is stillonly 7 am so it should warm up later" She has regreted not going on the trip ever since!
Then a quick sail down to Hillsborough on Carriacou.
Anchor down, ashore to clear in through customs, and there is still time for a dinghy trip down to Sandy Island, and a look at the wildlife.
Fantastic snorkelling, a real Blue Planet moment when I realise that the big dark patch off the beach is not a patch of weed it is a shoal of fish about 100 feet long and 30 wide.
Switch the dive camera to Video mode and in we go, flashes of silver as the shoal makes room for me to swim through.
I can’t see anything but silver small fry until I get through the shoal and into clear water.
Back to Havika and watch the sun go down, and take the camera out of its housing so that I can review my video. I must adjust my style when filming underwater, too much panning around…
Ashore again at sunset for a group meal so take the camera to show the gang what I filmed over at Sandy.
Come back to the yacht, tie on the painter, put the camera around my neck, go to get aboard and SPLASH, dinghy moved in the rollers and I’m in the drink
Get back aboard and check the camera, dead as a dodo. No more photos this trip!