I didn’t post Sunday morning due to computer maintenance.  As explained on the ABOUT page, I use my computer, my internet connection and my time to write the posts.  The external drive I use to back-up my hard drive developed issues a week or two ago.  i ordered a new drive and my son talked me through the set-up yesterday. The external drive is a full, bootable, mirror image of my hard drive.  I did not expect it to take 18 hours and 40 minutes to copy the hard drive.

PROGRAM

We have 34 days left in the 2014 Florida Sea Base spring program schedule.  It was a busy weekend at the Florida Sea Base.  One Coral Reef Sailing crew arrived Friday.  One Scuba Liveaboard crew and four Coral Reef Sailing crews arrived Saturday.  One Scuba Liveaboard crew, four Scuba Adventure crews, one Sea Exploring crew and i have forgotten how many Coral Reef Sailing crews arrived Sunday.  This was Zachary Bragg’s first weekend handling all of the check-ins as Office Manager.  I really appreciate Dylan Witt helping him out Saturday and Sunday.

Additionally, we had a large, all scuba, luau Saturday night.  The scuba staff did a marvelous job.  Divemaster Jenna Burton was the MC and Sunday morning she was horse from yelling (in a good way) so much.

We had very little wind all day yesterday.  But, at dinner time, just as all of the Coral Reef Sailing boats were trying to get off the dock, there is was.  The wind switched from the South at 2 knots to the WNW at 20 knots.  The captains handled the challenge well and all of the boats got off the dock without major incident.

CONFERENCE

The BSA Western Region is arriving today along with the BSA CEO, Wayne Brock, and COO, Gary Butler.

WEATHER

We maxed out at 87° yesterday under clear skies.  This is from the NWS forecast discussion:

.MARINE...
A GENTLE TO MODERATE NORTHWEST TO NORTH BREEZE IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE EARLY 
MORNING HOURS. WINDS WILL SLACKEN ACROSS THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE SERVICE 
AREA MONDAY MORNING…AND BE VARIABLE IN DIRECTION IN MOST MARINE WATERS 
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL TURN SOUTHWEST TO WEST AND INCREASE 
THROUGH THE DAY TUESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE KEYS AND 
SURROUNDING WATERS TUESDAY EVENING…AND BE THE HARBINGER TO FRESH TO STRONG 
WINDS TURNING AROUND THE COMPASS FROM NORTHWEST TO NORTH TUESDAY NIGHT…TO 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST THURSDAY NIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY. IT IS CERTAIN THAT THERE
WILL BE AT LEAST A CAUTIONARY STATEMENT FOR ALL KEYS WATERS TUESDAY NIGHT 
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING…AND LIKELY THERE WILL BE AN ADVISORY FOR ALL KEYS 
WATERS DURING THESE PERIODS.

With another cold front passing through, this looks like a less than perfect week of weather.

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

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