SCHEDULE

The Florida Sea Base was the place to be yesterday if you wanted to sit through a meeting.  I was fortunate; I had to attend only three.  At 07:30 I was at the daily seasonal staff meeting, then the full time staff met from 09:00 until noon, and my last meeting was from 13:30 to 14:30 with the construction company that will build our new swimming pool this fall.  The new pool, while not my original “dream pool” (as Captain Paul Beal refers to it) should be very nice.  Construction will begin in September.  The tile Ships Wheel logo in the current deep tank may be the most photographed object on the Florida Sea Base.  When the current pool is demolished the Ships Wheel will be saved and made into a museum piece.

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TROPICAL WEATHER

Tropical Storm Barry made landfall yesterday.  It will bring over 10″ of rain, flooding and landslides to the Veracruz, Mexico area.  Otherwise, the tropics are looking pretty good.

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LOCAL WEATHER

The Florida mainland experienced several strong thunderstorms yesterday.  We have a 10% chance of thunderstorms today and a 40% chance of rain over the weekend.  Our temperatures will range from 81-89°F.  The wind should be from the E to SE at 10-15 knots.

PROGRAM

Yesterday was a full program day.  The Coral Reef Sailing staff had 5 crews on base for shore leave, 5 crews returned to base for luau, and 5 new crews arrived.  The scuba staff had a full day on the reef.  The returning divers reported great conditions and fantastic dives.

Office Manager Susan Mahoney forwarded this email:

All,

I wanted to share a couple of photos of my trip last week with sons at the BSA Seabase.    AtTached are photos of , a spotted eel, lion fish, and my sons Evan and Logan.    It was a great trip.

Sincerely,

Tommy N. Cooper

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I haven’t heard much chatter from the participants regarding the fishing; I will try to remember to ask around.

Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape

One Response to “MEETINGS”

  1. Warren Bacon says:

    Capt. Steve,

    Could you provide any specifics about the new pool? I’m one of the January/February volunteers who work special projects and park our RV behind the SCUBA Dorm. Any “heads-up” would help us plan for next visit.

    I also want you to know how much we enjoy reading your Blog. Keeping up with the happenings at Seabase makes us feel part of the Family, even through we’re only volunteers two months each year.

    Be Well and have a great Summer.

    Warren and Carol Bacon

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