Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Island Scenery

Yes, Kelli came back with my camera, and yes I went diving this weekend and took some pictures. But I totally forgot to upload them to my computer, which means that the dive pics are going to have to wait until tomorrow. It was another Axe Murderer Tours weekend, I had a friend want to come over and go diving Saturday, so we hit the Grotto twice. But in my travels around the island, I've been just driving around looking for things I thought would make cool pictures, and this Kingfisher sitting on the power lines qualified. A trip down to Ladder Beach is always good for a few good pictures, it's just one of those naturally beautiful spots that never disappoints. This is looking down on the beach from the top of the stairs leading down. One of my favorite things is to just sit on the beach watching the waves break on the cliff line and the rocks and seeing the spray shoot into the air. If you're really lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a turtle playing in the waves just riding them as he gets his next breath of air. Granted when I sit there watching the waves, I'm always wondering what is happening below them. Is there a white tip reef shark cruising by? Are there green moray eels poking their heads out of their hiding spots? Are there some Red Lionfish just cruising back and forth with the currents? And what kind of nudibranchs hang out here? Are there some that I haven't discovered yet? I have to just remind myself that there is plenty of beauty above the water as well and let myself soak some of that in too.And then one of the things you always want to be on the lookout for in the islands is a spectacular sunset. Some are better than others, and you kind of learn what conditions to look for. I could tell this was going to be a pretty nice one, so I stayed and waited a few minutes. And to think there are people who can't understand why I would want to live someplace that doesn't have decent shopping, only has very limited restaurants and everything is a long plane ride away. I guess it just all depends what you're looking for through your camera lens.