It’s been a busy couple of days here at the Sea Base. Yesterday we had 4 crews come in off the water on S/V’s Dutch Love, Siesta, Juan Cadiz and Misty Shoals. The crews had big fun with all of the wind on the little sailboats, tubing was a hoot and the kayaking was challenging getting back from the mangroves. Every boat capsized except one. I personally think it was more of the crews wanting to get wet than actual capsizing.
The scuba staff was hard at it with VIP’ing tanks with the help of the rest of the Coral Reef staff. So far there have been 250 tanks inspected with everyone’s efforts. Great job guys.
The four sailboats are leaving the docks heading north on the bayside trying to dodge the wind; it’s blowing well into the 20’s. So far they’ve blown out a head sail, mainsail and ripped another sail along the way, not bad for a 3 day trip so far.
Overall everything is going well around the base. We’re starting to prepare for the annual Tarpon Tournament.
Captain Steve is back at the docks aborting his Bahamas trip. He is spending well deserved time off with his son Aaron. Captains Mike and Kelly are floating on the hook somewhere NE of here tucked behind Pumpkin Key waiting for the wind to die down a bit before they jump across the stream and head to Bimini.
I’ve finally got the Ok to start the summer schedule from Nancy. We have a total of 528 crews coming to Sea Base this summer. I have the pleasure of putting crew numbers to boats and finding a home for each vessel throughout the summer.
I will write more later, just didn’t want to leave the blog for too long unattended.