Time to get the gear ready before leaving the dock. That big silver tank with the green and yellow label was one of my tanks. The sticker is for nitrox air and says "Geezer Gas". So we nicknamed it "Geezer" for the week. Thanks Bill for letting me use it again this year.
Here's dad and I swimming along the bottom. That's me on the left! It looks like we're headed back the anchor, that means times up and it's we've got to get back to the hang line to decompress.
Here's the hang line under the boat. It's at about 15 - 20 feet. We spend a lot of time here after a dive burning off that nitrogen. Dad is floating off the line on the left and I'm on the line in front of him. Bill's on the far right looking at the camera. Yes the water really is that blue!
Sand Tiger cruising by.
This was our off that we didn't get to dive because the winds were too strong. So we went and climbed the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. We tried last year but it was too hot and it was closed!
Isn't it pretty!
A view from the top. I was actually trying to get a picture of the Diamond Shoals lighthouse that is 12 miles off shore and we could see. I didn't have my zoom so it didn't work as well as I would have liked.
Dad and Wally at the top.
Time to make the long walk down the stairs. I think it was 257 stairs to be exact. My legs were a little jello-y when I got to the bottom.
These are Sea Oats. They grow all over the dunes. They are so pretty aren't they?