I was honored to be able to spend yesterday on the water as First Mate aboard BSA Centennial Eagle. Having a desk job as the BSA’s ultimate aquatics facility is a drag.
Three Coral Reef Sailing crews (Silent Harmony, Excalibur and Spindrift) returned to the Florida Sea Base yesterday to complete their adventure. Crews from Island Rose and Lady Nell II returned for shore leave.
The Scuba Certification crew (lead by Scuba Instructor Megan Ware and Divemaster Mike Roesel) went to Alligator Reef with Capt. Alex Holoman for PADI Open Water Training Dives one and two. The Scuba Adventure crews aboard BSA Centennial Eagle went to Long Key Ledge and Pillars of Atlantis while the crews aboard BSA Adventure went to Long Key South and Pillars of Atlantis II. Both boats went to White Marlin Beach for lunch. Visibility on the ocean side was excellent but it was a little choppy (2’ – 3’ seas, much better than forecasted) which made getting back on the boats challenging. The PADI photo team spent the day aboard BSA Centennial Eagle and went out for the night dive as well.
Today I will start off with our usual 07:30 staff meeting (for the seasonal staff members). Then at 09:00 until noon we have our monthly Team Meeting (for all full-time, year ‘round FSB staff). Following that is another meeting at 14:00 with the contractors working on the new swimming pool complex. My last meeting for the day starts at 19:00 with the PADI photo shoot team and the scuba participants for a sneak preview of some of Justin’s shots from this week. Oh boy, a whole day of meetings.
Speaking of meetings, I have some prep work to do and I’m running a little late. Bye.
Aboard S/V Escape