As the sun sets on the Caribbean, we contemplate our many hours immersed—literally—in an amazing undersea world that, regrettably, most people will never experience.
All that is left to do is to pack piles of damp neoprene and hope to hell we can stay under the airline’s maximum luggage weight allowance, or expect to pay the steep penalty.
There have been some interesting times had by all.
The wife-person opted for her own peace and quiet (as in no snoring), so she stayed home.
Given the recent success that politicians have had by reaching out to meet new people (read, young women with certain assets) I thought I would see exactly how that works.
Hell, I do Twitter and I have a camera and the bathroom has a mirror…what else do I need.
So, here is the pose I thought best exemplifies my rugged persona and incredible physique (it is amazing how long I can suck in my gut while taking a self-portrait).
So far, the only response I have received was from the company whose fine wetsuit I was wearing.
They said I am giving their brand a bad image and to cease and desist from ever wearing their product again.
You will recall that I had a visceral bout of déjà vu when I surfaced from a recent dive to find myself floating alone in the vast ocean, and without my visual signaling device; the bright orange, inflatable diver’s safety sausage.
As I mentioned, luckily my dive guide found it on the bottom and returned it to me (which I repaid by buying him a beer tonight at Margaritaville, here in Cozumel).
Wouldn’t you know it? Today, again, I surfaced to find my dive boat some distance away. But, this time I had my good friend, the slender,athletic(?) safety sausage, who has kept me company when no one else was around.
(Although, I must admit, she really does not say much.)
She and I have really bonded on this trip, and I promised her I would never let us drift apart on the open ocean again.
CAUTION: This is what happens when you attempt a blog post after too many days in the Caribbean sun; too much swallowed seawater; and maybe a little bit of nitrogen narcosis.