I was feeling a bit better today as it is going to be my last day on medications! I had sufficient energy in the morning to finally clean the stainless in the cockpit area and then I prepared to put up the second band of LED lighting. Once that was done, I got my dive gear together and did one more dive at Creole Rock. I had used the 35mm lens for the previous night's photography and had neglected to put the x2 or x4 macro filter back on the lens, so I couldn't take any close-up photos but despite the conditions which were still a bit murky I had a fun dive and got a couple of pictures (I took 192, the first pass brought that down to about 40, then the second pass brought that down to 16), most of which I've posted on this page.
Back aboard I ate the rest of my homemade bread and got out the sewing gear to affix the LED lighting strip to the bimini and by the time I was finished doing that it was approaching dusk. I fired up the generator to charge the batteries and allow me to run the compressor and recharge the dive tank. By now I realized that I'd gotten my first sunburn of the trip; I'd been quite careful about avoiding the sun when possible, but I had neglected to use sun cream and stayed out longer than I'd expected when doing the stainless in the cockpit and my back is a bit burned, just a 1 on a scale of 10 so not too bad at all (for me).
I went ashore to see the antics of the Tuesday night street fair here in Grand Case, and picked a good spot from which to take pictures of the street dancers when they came by. To my dismay a group of 2 people stood just upwind of me and chain-smoked while waiting. And then a group of tourists who wanted to take pictures as well attempted to push me from my position (without a chance at success) but when the dancers came by the crowd grew and I found myself in the third row, but I still got a couple of shots taken and the dancers and percussion section were doing a great job at animating the audience.
Subsequently I sat back at the bar at the end of the dinghy dock and had a beer and Panini while watching the crowds walk past before repairing to the boat and finishing my book.

Filling up the dive tank I was under the water a long time, but most of it at 20 feet or so, so I still had 2000PSI out of 3000PSI left.
(2014-02-04 17:56:05 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.8, 1/50s] ISO 100)
Filling up the dive tank
Grand Case Dancer The street procession of percussionists and dancers is fun to watch, although the troupe of dancers has been whittled down to 2.
(2014-02-04 19:55:12 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/1.8, 1/125s] ISO 800)
Grand Case Dancer
Percussionists having fun These guys can make a LOT of noise for just a couple of folks and some small drums.
(2014-02-04 19:54:54 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/1.8, 1/125s] ISO 800)
Percussionists having fun
Grand Case dancers Two dancers, moving to the accompaniement of the drum section in the back.
(2014-02-04 19:54:22 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/1.8, 1/125s] ISO 800)
Grand Case dancers
Dockside bar in Grand Case I enjoyed the view from my seat of the goings-on during the Tuesday street festival while enjoyed a tasty 3-cheese panini and a Presidente.
(2014-02-04 20:05:41 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/1.8, 1/20s] ISO 400)
Dockside bar in Grand Case
Caribbean Beer My libation and view to the street, which is closed off to traffic and set up with stands from local artisans while the visitors walk by.
(2014-02-04 20:06:58 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/1.8, 1/20s] ISO 400)
Caribbean Beer
Grand Case street vendor A local artisan making necklaces to order.
(2014-02-04 19:37:26 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/1.8, 1/80s] ISO 1600)
Grand Case street vendor
Sergeant Majors Three sergeant majors patrolling underneth my dinghy.
(2014-02-04 13:12:44 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Sergeant Majors
Dinghy Dive Flag This extensible and foldable dive flag is great for me - it pulls apart and assembles in seconds and stows very easily.
(2014-02-04 14:03:33 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Dinghy Dive Flag
Gobies in the Coral Two gobies hugging the coral.
(2014-02-04 13:15:57 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Gobies in the Coral
French Angelfish and Foureye Butterflyfish The butterflyfish was constantly swimming around the Angelfish while it foraged on the bottom.
(2014-02-04 13:22:35 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/80s] ISO 100)
French Angelfish and Foureye Butterflyfish
Redband Parrotfish and Ocean Surgeaonfish A Redband Parrotfish and two Surgeonfish swimming together.
(2014-02-04 13:33:18 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Redband Parrotfish and Ocean Surgeaonfish
Blue Tang A blue Tang next to a growing coral.
(2014-02-04 13:40:30 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Blue Tang
Bluehead in the sponges A small bluehead amongst the growing sponges.
(2014-02-04 13:44:56 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/125s] ISO 100)
Bluehead in the sponges
Nassau Grouper This Nassau Grouper was the biggest fish I saw this day at Creole Rock.
(2014-02-04 13:47:05 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Nassau Grouper
Redtail Parrotfish and Damselfish Redtail Parrotfish and Damselfish
(2014-02-04 13:48:25 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Redtail Parrotfish and Damselfish
Parrotfish teeth I'd never seen the mouth of a Parrotfish closeup. They munch on the hard coral and sand on the bottom and crunch away. Those teeth look like they are meant to break away in pieces and grow back.
(2014-02-04 13:54:14 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Parrotfish teeth
Sheepshead Porgy Sheepshead Porgy
(2014-02-04 13:56:01 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Sheepshead Porgy
   
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