Monday, March 24, 2008
Catfish and Turtles and Snakes! Oh My!
Friday afternoon I am leaving for Balmorhea Texas to go SCUBA diving. Balmorhea is a "lake" fed by a spring that pumps 22 to 28 million gallons of water a day! It is as clear as the ocean from what I have been told. The water stays 75ºF year round. The only draw back (at least it is for me) it that there are HUGE catfish and HUGE snapping turtles. Oh Joy! I don't do lake creatures. Odd yes since the state I live in is land locked and the only available places to SCUBA dive are lakes. Oh well, I will just have to get over it. Water is water. The trip to Balmorhea is my check out dive. That means that I am fully certified after satisfactorily completing the dives. Whoo Hoo! Another thing I am dreading about the dive in Balmorhea is the lack of competent dive partners. There are several that I am hoping that I am not paired up with. I will just have to make the most of it I guess. I will be gone until Wednesday. After the dives (which end Sunday) I will be heading to my grandmothers house to visit her for a few days.
There will be many pictures from my trip so be ready. There may even be a few underwater pictures. You can see the gigantic catfish and turtles too! If I see any. You might be thinking she does not do lake creatures, how is she going to handle ocean creatures? Well Gentle Reader, I guess we will find out! I am somewhat sure, I will be fine with it. Hehe! I am not the panicky type.
I recently purchased a underwater housing for my camera. So you will see many underwater pictures from Balmorhea and Hawaii.