Adrian has been dying to go diving here. He's actually just been dying to go diving. It's been quite a few years, as in before we got married. He went out with a group of dive-masters and his dad and a few other people. Needless to say, they had a ball.
And they were nice enough to wait until after they got back to show us this news article from a week or so back.
"The great barracuda is a curious, fearsome-looking, usually solitary predator common to reefs and shallows of Florida and the Caribbean. Distinguished by a torpedo-shaped body, large eyes and mouth, formidable teeth, a double notched tail fin and usually the presence of a few scattered black blotches on the lower sides. Maximum length 2 meters, maximum weight 110 lbs. Found predominately at or near the surface. The great barracuda very rarely attacks humans, usually with one quick, fierce strike, which, although serious, is rarely fatal."
While out snorkeling a week ago, I came face-to-face with this guy- the first barracuda that any of us have seen here. I quickly backed up and called to Adrian, who immediately jumped in the water to see. Too bad we didn't have our underwater camera with us that day.
Everyone around here is gearing up for a direct hit from Tropical Storm Erika sometime tomorrow morning. Adrian called with a little worry in his voice, with the message that I have 90 minutes before the stores close, and so I need to make a trip into town for our hurricane supplies. Because, there is the possibility that the stores will be closed for tomorrow and we will be stuck inside with some windy and rainy weather. So we obeyed our patriarch and ran into town for the requested hurricane supplies.