This Year is Fine so Far

What a thrilling day for me personally. I got back in the water for the first time since Gigi’s surgery.

It is unusually warm here now, and today’s high was 65. The water at the quarry was 50 at the surface, and 40 degrees at 60 feet of depth.  The surface air temperature made prep was very tolerable.

More importantly is the community at the quarry. There were at least 2 dozen folks there working on Quarry Facilities, cooking food, and diving. All volunteers who love diving.

I belong to this non profit diving club, The PDRA, and they support 3 area quarries. Annual dues are $70, and we all agree to abide by the rules of the quarry and common dive practices. For that, we get a key to the quarry, and a card saying we are in good standing.  

We have shelters, set up benches, sunken buses and boats, underwater platforms, an outhouse, electricity and water….and a bunch of knowledgeable fun loving divers.  We share food, beer, and dive stories.    

The Boston Butt was fantastic. It was moist, it had a nice bark and smoke ring, and very tender with a hint of apple smoke. I may have to make a few of these next year for tailgating.

A good day. 

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terri said...

Sounds like the year is off to a great start for you!