Tuesday, July 27, 2010


So I'm shit at keeping this updated. But I just don;t care to write anymore... I'm too busy enjoying life. Sorry. How can I make it up to you? Photo's you say? Really? That's all? Okay - click here.

2 new albums - One of my afternoon diving yesterday. Photo's both above and below the water. The second is just snapshots of the area and bars!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

A New Frontier

Ocean Frontiers. My current place of employment for the foreseeable future.

I arrived here ok, if not tired on Friday to stormy weather and a quick tour of the area and my accommodation. The house is nice, if not a bit dirty, but that's fine. I can live with the scenery - tropical plants, hammocks, and our household puppy Maryposita. She's a cutie! I have pictures for later when I can use the shop internet from the building itself. I'm currently across the road, up a drive way and behind a concrete wall. Oddly enough the connection isn't very good. I have a room to myself with one set of bunk beds, and no new staff for the next few weeks, so the room is all mine! There's a girl living next door in a room to herself, and one of the cleaning lady's lives in the other end of the house with her young daughter, who is such a sweetie. My favourite bit? We also have a kitten that live with us! He doesn't have a name yet, but we're quite fond of each other!

Saturday I sat around and watched some more tropical thunder storms and lighting while listening to thunder BOOM over head. Was pretty boring... I just wanted to get to work! I managed to snap a few pictures of our pets and the house... will get those up when internet picks up.

Had my first day of work today... Was long, tiring and hot, but not nearly as long tiring and hot as hard landscaping in the Shuswap! The diving is amazing, the people are nice, but it is the busiest week this place has ever seen, so I'm a bit lost. I just keep busy, keep asking for things to do... Will expand on the work later when i have the energy and a touch more Battery life left.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Salmon Arm,

I dedicate this video to you.

Warning: Language!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


...I bid you adieu. I say goodbye to you after near a year together. You kept my face warm. You made me look well beyond my 22 years. Well, I think you made me look gosh darn handsome if i do say so myself (I know at least one girl who would agree). Most importantly, having you around my chin allowed me to avoid my least favourite bit of morning routine: shaving. It's bittersweet, but I'm back with my razor... I'm sorry, I had to!

You see, I've gotten a new job that sounds absolutely wonderful. Having that job requires me to keep up a professional image, not to mention the fact that having a clean shaven face allows my dive mask to seal better. Important when spending hours in the water teaching others Scuba. Yes! The rumours are true. I've accepted a job in the Cayman Islands with Ocean Frontiers. There, I will be Dive Instructor/Boat Crew/Front Desk Guy. To say I'm excited is an understatement.

This is what I spent 6 months on the Great Barrier Reef and 7 months in Poo-Hole Pattaya training for. This is what I'm good at. This is my passion. I've taken a few detours over the past year and a half, but I'm finally within reach of my dream. Don't forget now, these dreams were but seeds in my head 3 years ago when I began my own Open Water training (learning to dive). Now here I am, embarking on a venture that may see me working and living in the Caribbean for possibly up to 7 years. No more Poo Hole. No more Detours. No more Beard. A new chapter.

As of this coming Thursday July 15th, I will once again be a true expatriate (for a while), and life will be be far more interesting to write about. So, I promise to keep this blog updated, regularly, with further tales of my escapades above and below the surface.

I guess I should go shave again - stuff grows in quick over 3 days!