Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Dispatch from Paradise

I'm not doing a heck of a lot. Today I went snorkeling out past the danger warning buoy where the good snorkeling and the fish are. The rip current isn't much of a problem if you're prudent, have really powerful fins and a bit of experience.

I walked over to the marina where the Black Pearl is moored and spoke to some Disney people who are outfitting her for sea. They're getting ready to film the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Yesterday is the first day I saw people working on the ship/prop. 

It's noon and I came back to the room for lunch - a chicken salad sandwich (don't get too excited, it's the chicken salad pre-made stuff they sell at Costco) and wheat thins. I haven't had the sandwich yet. And I'll continue reading Surface Detail  by Iain Banks (highly recommended). Maybe I'll go down and read by the pool. I haven't decided yet.

It's a Saturday and I don't want to go head-to-head with people who are going somewhere or who are actually 'doing something'. So snorkeling, loafing, a sandwich, the pool and a book are more less the extent of my ambitions.


Opus #6 said...

Sounds like a great opportunity to relax and unwind.

darlin said...

Wow, you are in paradise! What don't you do LL? Snorkeling as well, impressive. I'm sure that you'd put those young crazy fellas who are into extreme sports to shame.

LL said...

Darlin, I ran into a guy from British Columbia this morning and we went farther out to sea than I would normally go by myself. It's prudent to snorkel in pairs. We did some bounce dives and explored around. I teased him that Hawaii should by all rights have been part of Canada (there is a Union Jack on the Hawaiian flag) - but the Americans stole it. He agreed.

darlin said...

Well I'm going to agree with both of you, it should be a part of Canada.

That's awesome that you met up with someone from BC, that's one heck of a beautiful province which I might retire to IF I ever retire.

How much longer are you in paradise for?

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