Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Later Gator!

On Saturday (July 14th), I will be leaving the home of the Gators and departing on an epic journey. I will be with the fish until August with questionable internet/phone service... the easiest way to contact me until then is to send a message via barracuda or shark. Or perhaps a message in a bottle.

Crazy map of our epic journey... See you in August!
From Gainesville, I will drive south to Ocala to meet up with David and Dee. From Ocala, we will head down to Orlando and catch a plane to Nassau, Bahamas for GatesFest 2012. We will immediately climb aboard the Carib Dancer for its inaugural voyage and and cruise around exploring the underwater world of the Exuma islands for a week. On July 21st, we will fly back to Orlando and drive up to Cedar Key where a boat will take David and I out to the Weatherbird II research vessel. We will spend 8 days doing scientific diving at the Middlegrounds with Andy for a NOAA archaeological research cruise. At the end of our time at sea, we will return to the boat's home port at USF in St. Petersburg, pick up my car in Ocala, and head back to Gainesville where I will attempt to remember how to walk on solid ground and breathe without a regulator.

If we have internet at any point, I will share a few photos or maybe a blog post, and once we get out into the Gulf on the 21st, I will be writing a part of the official NOAA blog... will post the link for that asap!

1 comment:

  1. Coooooool! I have decided I will live vicariously as I sit at my desk in Boston and drown in heat in our un-AC'd apartment. You are my favorite! xoxox