Tag Archives: Swimming

2009 Cottage Vacation

It's been awhile since I updated this blog (again), but I'm not as far behind as it might seem. I've been editing photo's like crazy over the last month and I've actually even been uploading them to the galleries on this site as I go through them. Some of you have even found them and commented about it! But I realize that posting them to the blog makes them much easier to view, so I will be making a new post for each album as well. The commentary will be light, so the images will have to speak for themselves! I will be starting with about 8 … Continue Reading ››

Vacation in Jamaica — Day 6

The highlight of this day was definitely in the water. For me at least. This story actually started on day 5, but I forgot to write about it... Louise had been having trouble clearing her ears over the previous few dives and even had to abort the first dive on Day 4. Although that was sad, she was lucky enough to see a small pod of dolphins while on the boat (2 adults and a baby). She almost had to abort again on Day 4, but after a couple of attempts (and some good advice from one of the divemasters) she finally made it down! We … Continue Reading ››

Vacation in Jamaica — Day 3

By the third day of our vacation we were starting to settle in and get used to the pace of the resort.  Melanie and Andrew spent most of the morning at Kid's camp while we went out on the dive boat for our first taste of the local coral reefs.  Although the dive was rather chaotic (~15 divers in one large group, many of whom were relatively new divers), we were pretty happily surprised by the quality of the reef and the prospects for diving looked good!  So good in fact that I decided to go for a night dive later that day.  I won't get into many details of … Continue Reading ››

Vacation in Jamaica — Day 2

Our second day in Jamaica (really our first full day) was much more relaxing than the first, yet still busy...  We started the day with a slow breakfast at the poolside restaurant.  When we were finished we mosied down the beach to check out the nursery, the kid's camp, and the dive shop.  They were all at the same end of the beach, so it only made sense to check them all out at the same time. We hadn't really intend to leave the kids at camp, but we discovered that we had to do a "check out dive" in the pool before we could go Scuba diving, and that there … Continue Reading ››