Dr. Ellen rejoined the Florida Sea Base program team early yesterday morning and wasted no time getting caught up, throwing stuff away, and getting the staff in line. Welcome back Ellen. You were missed.
In yesterday’s Wunderblog, Dr. Masters reported:
The Atlantic is quiet
The Atlantic is quiet, but several models, including the NOGAPS and GFS, are predicting that a tropical disturbance capable of becoming a tropical depression could form near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula about seven days from now. In the Eastern Pacific, Hurricane Beatriz is gone, after being torn apart by Mexico’s high mountains during landfall. Beatriz is responsible for at least three deaths in Mexico.
Our local forecast has not changed since yesterday’s post.
For YEARS the majority of our scuba participants noted on their evaluation forms that they didn’t enjoy spending a day in Key West and wanted more dives. So two or three years ago we invested $600,000 in dive boats so we could increase the number of dives and remove a sightseeing trip from the itinerary. This past week the divers complained that we made them dive too much and maybe they should take a day off and go to Key West. You can’t please all of the people all of the time. If you want to spend your High Adventure experience wandering Duval Street in Key West, please sign up for the Keys Adventure or Sea Exploring program.
The locals frequently joke that the only way to escape a hurricane is to evacuate to North Dakota. Now North Dakota is drowning. Is no place safe? Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, droughts, blizzards, snow storms, ice storms, icebergs, melting icebergs, no icebergs, volcanoes, sinkholes, ice packs, tundra, Mother Nature has a little something for everyone it seems.
Joy of joys! We will have our monthly Team Meeting from 0900 to noon today followed by a meeting with the swimming pool company from noon to 1400. Meetings are fun. I love my job.
Capt. Steve Willis
Aboard S/V Escape