DINNER FROM THE SEA

Written by Captain Mary on Friday, August 08, 2008



Thursday was another beautiful day at sea. The conditions were amazing and everything from Mother Nature was picture perfect like a postcard. Our plans for today included getting our limit of spiny lobster, which would make a perfect meal. The first reef we stopped on was beautiful, it was actually the one that we had gone to just a week ago. Jason and Luke got into the water to do some spearfishing and pick up a lobster or two. They came back after an hour with 4 fish and 2 lobster, not looking good so far. I was waiting my turn to dive, I make certain that there is always someone on the surface when divers are in the water, this could be so helpful in the event of an emergency or just a matter of convenience.




It was my time to dive and Jason would be my willing buddy. Although we stay close to each other there are times when we might be on the edge of visibility and not see everything happening to our buddy. Well, Jason was having a time of his life, he was checking the reef for lobsters hiding in holes, of course, his head was down, when he picked his head up all he could see was a shark coming directly at his face, not much he could have done. Jason said "the shark was just as surprised as I was" face to face, mistaken identity. We continued and then a moray eel decided to go after Jason, looks like the sea creatures didn't approve of our presence. That wasn't it either, out of the distance I notice a very large object moving slowly toward us, as it got closer we could see that it was a very large loggerhead turtle, I mean very large. The turtle swam between us like we weren't even there, suddenly it changes course and with its mouth open makes an abrupt turn toward Jason's legs. Jason does the backward swim and puts the end of the spear gun out to push off the turtle. After that Jason wanted to go back to the boat, he said "this is a very hostile reef", so we headed back to the boat.


Pulled up the anchor and headed to different locations to scout some spiny lobster, we finally stopped and put the parking hook out at a location that was 17 feet deep. Luke and Jason again start hunting lobster, as I snorkeled above them, scouting for the elusive spiny lobster myself, I found an area packed with lobster. I swam to where the guys were, and got their attention, they needed to follow me. I stayed on the surface watching as lobster walked all around the guys, Luke and Jason hand picking the larger ones and putting them in the bag. When the guys had reached their limit we ended our trip on the sea.


Dinner was wonderful, it doesn't get any fresher than that. Jason's son JT was eating lobster faster than I could crack the shells, and Shy-Anne was eating her weight in lobster tails and fish. We all had a great meal, what took hours to hunt was devoured by our family in a matter of minutes.

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  1. 4 comments: Responses to “ DINNER FROM THE SEA ”

  2. By truthspew on August 9, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Sounds like you had some fun on a beautiful day. The weather up here has been good, mid 70's to low 80's, not muggy at all. Only thing is every day around 5PM thunderstorms roll in.

    We've had two tornadoes touch down within the last month. And this is in Rhode Island mind you.

    So now we have everything, hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc. We just have them in moderation for the most part.

  3. By Mariah Byron Edgington on August 9, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Mary, We'd like your input, could you email us please? caffection@gmail.com
    Thanks

  4. By Anonymous on August 10, 2008 at 8:13 AM

    On Sat, 9 Aug 2008 06:17:38 -0700 (PDT)
    Mary I am in the mountains of Pa. and having a great time
    we will be here for two weeks and off to Vt. where we will
    spend two more weeks having a good ime with Marlene.
    See you soon and don't cllean the reefs off leave some for
    the poor people.
    Love DAD

  5. By Anonymous on August 11, 2008 at 9:22 AM

    On Sun, 10 Aug 2008 05:12:29 -0700 (PDT)
    No it is cold and rain everyday but like I told you it is
    what you make of it.
    We are going to a play this afternoon and then to dinner.
    Wed. we are off to VT. and more fun.
    Love DAD