Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tour de Derrek and Mary

 

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After the first hard rain we’ve had in 3 months, Derrek and Mary hopped off the commuter flight from Nassau to the Staniel Cay International Airport tarmac. They were both ready for a snorkeling vacation.

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It didn’t take long for us to have them diving into Thunderball Cave of 007 fame. On the way back from the cave in the dinghy, I thought Mary was going to tear some skin because of the size of the grin on her face.

warderickIMG_2232 Mary’s first sail. 80* air temp. 12 kts of wind. Flat seas. Mary, its always like this.

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After each dive we played identify the fish. This is a angel fish.

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A commuting lobster. These guys were really out cruising!

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Attack Sergeant Majors going after Derrek

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Another Sergeant getting ready to take out Mary

 

normansDSCN0390 Volcom and O’Neil product placement

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We stopped at Norman’s Cay to dive Carlos Lehder’s plane

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normansDSCN0383 The Sting Rays were hanging all around the plane, some in modern desert sand camouflage.

 normansDSCN0395 Derrek’s snorkel is pointing to the sly ray above.

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We headed up the mangrove lined river at Shroud Cay. Turned out to be a really low tide, so we had our boat boy pull us over the sand bars.

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The payback was this great Atlantic side beach

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The beach was empty except for one Paparazzi

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The view from Camp Driftwood hill.

shroudIMG_2344 A little R&R from a hard day.

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warderickDSCN0359 One big Nassau grouper

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It took Chris and Mary a long time to get the lipstick on this gal- a queen triggerfish

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A scary night Hutie hunt led by the famous Australian bush hunter Criky Derrek

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We eventually came face to face with one of the endangered rats -- I mean Hutie.

warderickIMG_2237 The blue highway swimming competition.

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Getting ready for a treasure hunt

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The team cam back with these classic Busch can treasures

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The hike up Boo Boo Hill at Warderick Wells

warderickIMG_2288Finally, sometime to relax on the foredeck

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One last lobster hunt

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A sunset before we head to Nassau

 

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After the cruise everyone got these Disney Stickers to put on their luggage.

Paul

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