I spoke with Laura Kuras at the Florida Sea Base yesterday. She asked me to remind everyone that we still have used BCs and regulators for sale. Click HERE to view the 2011 Used Scuba Equipment sales flyer. I think the flyer says the regulator does not include a compass. That is not correct. The gauge console includes a depth gauge, tank pressure gauge and compass. The 2011 prices were reduced from 2010, a rare event indeed. This would make an incredible Christmas gift. The equipment is in very good to excellent condition and the price is unbeatable for name brand equipment. For faster service, email Laura at Laura.Kuras@gmail.com.
After visiting with my parents for a few more hours yesterday morning, I drove about 340 miles to Gulfport, Mississippi. The trip was generally uneventful. However, traffic was moving at about 7 mph (frequently stopped) on Interstate 10 from about 10 miles west of Baton Rogue, Louisiana to 10 miles east of town. People were behaving like jerks and keeping my composure was challenging at times. With the wind howling from the north and hitting me broadside, I was expecting dismal fuel milage. However, with the trailer in tow I averaged better than 34 mpg. We will see how it goes today. The hills of the Florida Panhandle are gas mileage killers.
I will work my way to central Florida today. I have to call Dr. Ellen and Capt. Dennis, but I will either spend a couple of days with them or continue on to Orlando and hold up in a hotel.
It was a wet day in South Florida, including at the Florida Sea Base, yesterday. The forecast includes a very high probability of rain through Monday (courtesy of the remnants of Rina).
Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. North wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Breezy, with a east wind between 15 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
I hope you have a great weekend. Stay warm and dry.
Capt. Steve Willis
From the “hump back” state