I knew that I wouldn't have a good night after the tasty but heavy steak aboard, and my prediction came true (or else it was a self-fulfilling prophecy) and I think I'll go back to bread-and-water while my digestive tract deals with the antibiotics. In the morning I puttered around the boat and then decided to switch into vacation mode and got my diving gear out, assembled the camera, and dinghied to Creole Rock for an exploratory dive. The winds and surf had kicked up sediment so the visibility wasn't very good, but it was good practice to get back into diving and operating the camera while submerged. I took around 200 photos and 8 of them turned out and are posted here, not a bad average for underwater photographs. While nothing spectacular was seen or photographed it was still a fun dive and tomorrow I'll take the 4x magnifying filter and do some close-ups since the visibility isn't going to get better for several days.
Back aboard I spent a good two hours reading the Reef Fish book and editing the photos I'd taken while the odd shower passed through the anchor. Some of those squalls packed very powerful winds, lifting the little wavelets into a froth!
I fired up the generator and had it multi task again - charge the batteries, make water, warm up the shower water, run the dive compress to fill up the two dive tanks and run the inverter to charge the notebook, Kindle, underwater flash, hair trimmer and I would have charged up my cell phone, too - had I found it. The watermaker beeped and shut itself off due to filter pressures and I had to change both pre-filters; but as I've done this before, it took less than 5 minutes to do (shut off water intake, loosen 2 filters, get bucket, put and empty filters into bucket, replace 2 filters, open water intake valve and restart watermaker).
My plans to eat ashore were changed by the frequent and hefty showers that passed by after sunset and I ended up making dinner aboard instead of heading into town. Tomorrow I'll find a good restaurant and dine out instead.

Giant Anemone and Pederson Cleaner Shrimp A Pederson cleaner shrimp nestled amid the Anemone.
(2014-01-31 11:21:50 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/4.0, 1/80s] ISO 160)
Giant Anemone and Pederson Cleaner Shrimp
French Angelfish An intermediate French Angelfish
(2014-01-31 11:50:37 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/7.1, 1/80s] ISO 125)
French Angelfish
Gray Angelfish Gray Angelfish
(2014-01-31 11:49:30 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/80s] ISO 125)
Gray Angelfish
Yellow giant Anemone Yellow giant Anemone
(2014-01-31 11:46:08 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/11.0, 1/80s] ISO 125)
Yellow giant Anemone
Juvenile Parrotfish Juvenile Parrotfish
(2014-01-31 11:41:33 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/80s] ISO 125)
Juvenile Parrotfish
Bluestriped Grunt eyeing me This grunt stared at me for a while, as if angered that I'd invaded its territory.
(2014-01-31 11:39:19 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/80s] ISO 125)
Bluestriped Grunt eyeing me
Coral growths Coral growths
(2014-01-31 11:35:10 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/80s] ISO 125)
Coral growths
Red Hind hiding in the rocks A Red Hind waiting for me to disappear before heading out to forage again.
(2014-01-31 11:28:48 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/80s] ISO 125)
Red Hind hiding in the rocks
Ikelite underwate gear Here I'm getting the Ikelite underwater housing for the D7000 and lens set up in preparation for the dive.
(2014-01-31 09:43:57 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/20s] ISO 100)
Ikelite underwate gear
Megayacht anchored in Grand Case These guys anchored close by and immediately began cleaning the boat. I didn't see any guests aboard, though.
(2014-01-31 14:52:51 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Megayacht anchored in Grand Case
Distant Calmos Cafe Calmos Cafe is obscured by two anchored boats.
(2014-01-31 14:53:47 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Distant Calmos Cafe
New Neighbour This big power yacht just anchored close by and a speeding powerboat passed between us.
(2014-01-31 14:55:34 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.8, 1/1600s] ISO 100)
New Neighbour
Octopus Diving from the anchorage The new signage on the wall at Octopus Diving in Grand Case, St. Martin
(2014-01-31 14:55:57 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Octopus Diving from the anchorage
Dirty watermaker filters These two filter trigger the filter alarm and were replaced with fresh ones today.
(2014-01-31 16:37:12 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/18.0, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Dirty watermaker filters
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