The anchorage at Île Fourchue is very calm at the moment, the winds are light outside of the anchorage and even lower inside, with just enough breeze blowing through to give ventilation aboard. The waves are also down so this remains a perfect place to stay another day and night, which is what both myself and de Pinnas aboard Katz (the short form is easier to write) did. I ran the generator in the morning and filled up the 3 tanks for another dive and then decided to re-synchronize the battery monitor and charge the batteries to close to 100%, but that took almost 5 hours which pained me to do, since the last hours of running the generator were at a very low load and not good for the engine.
After a light lunch the 3 of us did a another dive at the same site, the visibility was still excellent although a touch less than the day before, perhaps caused by runoff from the rain showers that had passed through during the night. We did see a spotted moray and a very small sleeping nurse shark on this dive, which pretty much completed the spectrum of fauna seen - we got a bit of everything at this site. After cleaning up the gear we split ways and I edited the pictures until overcome by a wave of tiredness so I napped on deck a bit and later on moved across to Katz for a some dinner on the barbie. It was 21:00 when we finished and they all went to sleep and I returned aboard Zanshin to watch the stars for a while. They had an iPhone with the star application and it was pretty impressive, I might get a phone or iPad just so that I can do that (and perhaps play a round or two of “Angry Birds”

Craggy Fourchue rocks Craggy Fourchue rocks
(2014-03-15 17:17:54 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Craggy Fourchue rocks
Katzenellenbogen moored at Ile Fourchue Katzenellenbogen moored at Ile Fourchue
(2014-03-15 17:18:34 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/80s] ISO 100)
Katzenellenbogen moored at Ile Fourchue
Ikelite underwater gear My dive gear ready to go underwater at Ile Fourchue
(2014-03-15 17:17:02 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/30s] ISO 100)
Ikelite underwater gear
Heading off to the dive site on Ile Fourchue
(2014-03-15 13:35:35 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Great Barracuda hovering This large specimen looked mean and aggressive but slowly moved away as we got closer.
(2014-03-15 14:04:53 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/40s] ISO 100)
Great Barracuda hovering
Chasing turtles Chasing turtles
(2014-03-15 14:06:35 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/50s] ISO 100)
Chasing turtles
Photographing the photographer Photographing the photographer
(2014-03-15 14:08:22 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/20s] ISO 100)
Photographing the photographer
Spotted Moray eel Spotted Moray eel
(2014-03-15 14:55:45 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/2.5, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Spotted Moray eel
Nurse shark asleep A small and sleeping nurse shark.
(2014-03-15 14:54:43 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/7.1, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Nurse shark asleep
Trumpetfish Trumpetfish
(2014-03-15 14:41:54 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/6.3, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Trumpetfish
Stoplight Parrotfish and sponge Stoplight Parrotfish and sponge
(2014-03-15 14:35:52 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Stoplight Parrotfish and sponge
Diving the reef Diving the reef
(2014-03-15 14:34:38 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Diving the reef
Lionfish spread out It really is too bad that they are an invasive species, since they look quite impressive.
(2014-03-15 14:27:52 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.2, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Lionfish spread out
Brown Garden Eels The closer I get, the more they withdraw into their burrows.
(2014-03-15 14:10:56 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Brown Garden Eels
   
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