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Plans and Play

Plans and Play

Tuesday March 17th A lot of factors go into planning a day on SwimVacation. Here are some of them:   Wind Mood of the group Where we want to be in two hours How much trash we need to unload…

Nudibranchs and Night Swimming.

Nudibranchs and Night Swimming.

Monday March 16th We woke up in Great Harbor to a rainbow and a gentle breeze. Our guests were hungry to swim. Guide Dave gave a sighting and navigation clinic. We do this early in the trip for obvious reasons….

Cadence

Cadence

Sunday March 15 The immigration officer at the Tortola ferry terminal flipped through my passport earlier today: 1,2,3,4 pages, all filled with BVI entry stamps, dating back to 2008, the most recent being just last Monday. He grinned a massive…

Dear Diary, Her name is Muskmelon.

Dear Diary, Her name is Muskmelon.

Personal Guide Journal, by Heather March 12, 2015. I blame Jamie. He got out yesterday and started talking smack about Muskmelon. “I conquered this bay!” I said don’t you dare get cocky about Muskmelon. Don’t you dare. She will take…

Moon Pools and Moody Muskmelon.

Moon Pools and Moody Muskmelon.

Wednesday March 11         We guides typically go into Wednesday on guard. It’s always a fulcrum, this day. It’s the line of demarcation between who we were, and who we are. In a week of immersion that…

MerPeople.

MerPeople.

Tuesday March 10. I didn’t think I had it in me. But when I looked left, then right, I realized I did. What is it about water that always reveals more within us? Let me back up to: This morning….

More Monday. More.

More Monday. More.

The sunrise was lovely. But a little late for Jamie and Hopper who had planned on a 6 am swim. No worries – they waited just a short while and splashed in along with Maury. Hop came back a little…

Lift off.

Lift off.

We got our swimmers in the water! We got our swimmers in the water! After two weeks of planning, finagling, adjusting, and re-jiggering, this trip is underway. We started early, with Heather and I taking a ferry back to St….

Friday Flying

Friday Flying

White Bay, Peter Island. Blue skies, green island, blue water, white boat. Yellow banana smoothies. Tiny red fish. Green turtle grass.                                     I…