Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Love seeing Dolphins

Sunday when we were out on the boat we ran into a pod of about six dolphins. We were traveling from Water Island out to Buck island just outside the Charlotte Amalie harbor. It was sooooo cool! They played in our wake for about half an hour or so. There's just something magical about them.

Make sure to watch the Video on YouTube that Jay put together. The music is by Rick Glaze. Awesome!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day is done

Day is done, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Had a great day on the water. And now a pretty sunset to end the day :-)

Dolphin Sunday

Dolphin Sunday, originally uploaded by captainjay.
We are just out side the Harbor and have had a pod of Dolphins playing in our wake.

Bye bye rain

Bye bye rain, originally uploaded by captainjay.
Looks like we're finally getting a break from the rain so we headed off to the boat. Jay has to finish up the repair to the trim tab that he started last weekend then we can head out. Boat is loaded up, beer iced down, lunch ordered from the deli and listening to some Buffet. Life is good :-)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Rain and Dingy don't mix

Rain and Dingy don't mix, originally uploaded by captainjay.

With All the rain we've gotten lately the dingy needed some attention.
Jay bailed it out once but it needs it again. Just found out that he's
off again this weekend so hopefully we'll be able to get out on the
water some if it ever decides to stop raining. Wish us luck!!

Friday Beach Pic

Friday Beach Pic, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Happy Friday!! Been a busy but productive week at work. I've been
working on a couple different projects (for quite some time) and
they're finishing up today. Huge improvement for the Financial Aid
office, if I do say so myself :-)

Weather has still been crappy. We're supposed to go diving this
weekend with Silvia. She just completed her Open Water Certification
so now she wants to do some fun dives. Hopefully the weather cooperates.

Another beautiful pic provided by Ken. Magens Bay....always beautiful.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Up, up, up the mast

Up, up, up the mast, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Here's one of Jays coworkers up the mast of one of CYOA's charter
boats. I thought it was a pretty cool pic, love the colors, (taken by
Kirsten) so I thought I'd share. Jay still hasn't gone up and says he
doesn't plan to unless it's absolutely necessary :-)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Enough Rain

So after last weekend we have had enough rain. According to the national weather service St Thomas got 7.85 inches in three days. The same three days off that we took to go boating. Guess how that worked out. We did get some much needed rest in though so it wasn't all bad. It looks like more rain is on the way, another tropical wave is hanging around. So every thing will be green and buggy for  a while.
Here is a link to the paper with more details on the current weather pattern.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Wish I could say it was a beautiful day, but we're on our second full
day of non stop rain. I'm sure all the fun activites planned for the
fathers day weekend have been a total wash out. We're under a flash
flood warning and there's no end in sight. Jay and I had planned on
taking the boat over to Tortolla or Virgin Gorda for the weekend but
instead have been held hostage at the house....can you say couch
potato! Lol

Well, Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, hope your weather
is better than ours and you get to enjoy your day :-)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Birth Day Food Porn

Birth Day Food Porn, originally uploaded by captainjay.

At the Pie Whole salad special pizza soon come.

Kinda boating

Kinda boating, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Well the sun finally came out so we headed to the boat. Jay needed to
do a small (ha ha) repair on the trim tab. Well, of course the small
repair is a big repair so we brought the boat in to the dock in
Frenchtown. While Jay is getting everything lined up, I'm chilin
listening to Kenny enjoing a cold beverage. :-)

Friday Beach Pic

Friday Beach Pic, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Happy birthday Jay!!! Both of us took off this weekend including today
because we planned to take the boat out for a little weekend get-a-way
but the weather is not cooperating. So we're going to try to hopefully
get out for a little bit this afternoon. The forecast for tomorrow is
really bad so looks like we'll be hanging out at the house. If we can
get out later today we'll post some pics.

Thanks to Ken for this beautiful pic of Sapphire beach. Have a great
weekend everyone! :-)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Belgian Beer

Belgian Beer, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Well it's time to get the Belgian Beer Experience at Pie Whole
started. Happy early birthday to Jay. :-)

Good morning

Good morning, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Looks to be another beautiful Saturday morning. Jay is off today so
we'll probably head to the boat for awhile then to the Belgian beer
experience at Pie Whole for an early birthday dinner for Jay. Gonna be
a great day! Enjoy!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Beach Pic

TGIF Everyone! Been a busy week and it's going to be a busy day today, but this weekend is shaping up to be a large one! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

BTW - the haze is clearing up, today looks like it's going to be a beautiful day. And we received our generator that we ordered last week. Yea! It's a Honda 2kw and should run most things at the house (individually of course). Just getting prepared for the upcoming season and the increasing WAPA outages. I'll let Jay tell you the specs and the process he went through ordering it. But we got a good deal and it was here pretty quick.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fishing Sucks but the view isn't half bad

I am off today and decided to try a little fishing with Arlin. We didn't catch anything so we stopped in at Saba and did a little snorkling.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Belgian Beer Experience

Pie Whole is doing another Belgian Beer Experience this Saturday and Sunday. The menu sounds wonderful! Jay's birthday is coming up and he said this is what he wanted for his birthday present. Guess I'll just have to walk a few extra laps this week to make up for it :-)

Pie Whole presents

“The Belgium beer experience 3”

Saturday June 12th, and Sunday June 13th
Doors Open at 6:00, Dinner Starts Around 7:00
$75.00 Per Person Not Including Gratuity


Smoked duck sausage stuffed mushroom
St. Feuillien Brune


Pan seared sea scallop over arugula topped with tomato jam, goat cheese, and a balsamic reduction
Urthel Triple Ale (Hibernus Quentun)


Cream of asparagus with crab, Gruyere, and polenta crouton
Urthel Hop-It (Hoppy Blond Ale)


Micro greens, nuts, onion, Manchego cheese, with a raspberry blackberry monks café vinaigrette
Bosteels Triple Karmeliet


Classic veal saltimbocca
Koningshoeven Dubbel


Flourless chocolate tort
Raspberry lambic

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Advanced Open Water

Advanced Open Water, originally uploaded by captainjay.

I finally decided to go for my Advanced Open Water certification.
Silvia is getting her Open Water certification as we speak so I'll be
doing the advanced with her. I watched the DVD so I'm ready for my
knowledge reviews :-) I still haven't decided which adventure dives I
want to do. Navigation and deep are required. I've already done wreck,
drift, boat and multilevel all with Admitalty Dive Center so I guess
they could just sign off on those but what would be the fun in that :-)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Beach Pic

Friday Beach Pic, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Happy Friday! This has been a great week. Off Monday (holiday) and off
Wednesday (played tourist) so only a three day work week!

We had a great time hanging out with our friends from WV that was here
for the day off a cruise ship. It was really hazy from the Sahara dust
so they didn't really get to see the beautiful blues when the sun is
out. But they had a great time so that's all that matters.

No plans for this weekend. Jay has to work. But I'm going to start
working on my Advance Open Water Certification. So I'm excited about
that. There are three of us that are going through Admiralty Dive
Center to get the Advance....some book work plus five dives....deep,
navigation, wreck, night and one more (haven't decided yet)

Beach pic was taken Wednesday on Honeymoon beach Water Island. Say Hi
to Sharon! :-)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sahara Dust

Sahara Dust, originally uploaded by captainjay.
Crazy hazy out today. Been this way for several days now. The Sahara dust has arrived.

More info:

This pic shows the Sahara Dust layer in the atmosphere. Currently the caribbean is covered in red and a much larger area of dust seems to be headed our way.