Above and beyond all else that I have to say today, I want to say “thank you” to current and former military personnel who have defended my freedom. God bless you all.
Our first Sea Exploring crew of the summer season arrived Sunday. They will be aboard the Schooner Jolly II Rover for the week. Four Coral Reef Sailing crews also arrived at the Florida Sea Base yesterday. They went out on Sprindrift, Wandering Star, Conchy and Dutch Love. Five Scuba Adventure crews and one Scuba Certification crew checked in. The 2011 summer season has begun in earnest at the Florida Sea Base.
The wind started out at 11 knots yesterday morning but built to near 20 knots by dinner time. Otherwise the weather was great. The wind is forecasted to stay near 20 knots from the East for the next several days. That is going to make conditions very dicey for the divers and borderline for the sailors. But a forecast is only that and hopefully conditions will improve very soon.
Captains Rich and Carol rode their bikes to Key West yesterday. Sailing Commissioner Stephanie Mansburger did a great job during Capt. Rich’s absence. Scuba Commissioner Laura Kuras lead the scuba staff through last minute preparations yesterday morning and through our first crew arrivals of the summer yesterday afternoon.
Time to head out for the 0730 staff meeting. Have a great Memorial Day. If you get a chance, say “thank you” to a soldier, sailor, marine or coastie. They certainly deserve much more.
Aboard S/V Escape