“Highwayman” is a Jimmy Webb song recorded by Willie Nelson and a slew of others. What does that have to do with the Florida Sea Base? Nothing. But time the most of you read this, I will be on the highway enroute to the Mother Country (Texas) where Willie Nelson lives. The plan is to cover 920 miles Wednesday driving from the Florida Sea Base to Slidell, Louisiana, home of Newton Boats, Inc. I should arrive pretty late tonight. I will stop by the plant as early as possible in the morning for a surprise check-up on the status of our Newton 36′ Dive Special. Once I finish there it is on to the Mother Country to tend to the chores I mentioned a day or two ago. It’s tough to be 1,200 miles away when your family needs help.
Tuesday was a get ‘r done day at the Florida Sea Base. The staff laid more sod in preparation for the Tarpon Tournament. The divers tried multiple sites before making two dives at Labyrinth. I sincerely applaud their tenacity and appreciate Captains Christy and Dennis for working diligently to locate a suitable site under very difficult weather conditions. One Coral Reef Sailing crew was on base for shore leave. No crews arrived or returned for luau.
I will try to post Wednesday night or Thursday morning, but no promises. Worst case scenario I should have a new post sometime Friday.
By the way, Ronnie Fye took some good photos of the staff laying sod. You can see them at www.facebook.com/floridaseabase.
Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape