I did another dive along the shoreline of Anse Colombier in the morning hours, hoping to catch some new fauna in action and returned to the boat with 2000PSI (out of 3000PSI) left in the tank because the dive was so shallow. There were some nice sights underwater, but nothing new and exciting. Instead of giving up my mooring position and having to pick up a buoy again, I opted to take the dinghy in to Gustavia in order to clear in/clear out. There's a small passage between the mainland and an islet that is quite shallow and I believe that I saw some underwater rocks that would have taken my prop off had I hit them - it is certainly a passage to do during high tide and good sunlight! But I made it through unscathed and the trip along the rocky shoreline was comfortable and not as long as I'd feared. I took care of my paperwork at the Capitainerie and dropped a lot of money at the supermarket for some wine and cheeses before returning to Zanshin.
I used the remaining air in the tank and decided to use my paint scraper and BBQ wire brush to do some necessary maintenance on the bottom of the boat. The wire brush was to clean the propeller blades of their encrustations and growths while the paint scraper was for the rest of the bottom to get rid of the rather large amount of small barnacles which had attached themselves to the boat. The small fish and two remoras that had taken up temporary residence under the boat had a feast while I was doing this, although I don't think that they eat those barnacles shells. It was hard work and the tank was down to less than 500PSI when I'd finished. But now I hoped to get an extra knot of speed for tomorrow's passage.
I thawed out one of my T-Bone steaks for dinner on the BBQ, these had been purchased in the BVI and it was time that they got eaten. The package of frozen and individually wrapped steaks had been expensive but looked like a good deal and when I had opened them up I had seen that the cuts were indeed good but that the individual steaks were very, very thin and that meant a very short cooking time on the barbie indeed so that they would be medium-rare. Two baked potatoes rounded out the meal and I had the cockpit LED lights going so that I could read outside in the fresh air.

Bad choice of flight path This flying barracuda did an impressive job of getting height over the dinghy, but could have chosen a flight path with less dangerous and dry obstacles.
(2015-04-21 13:34:22 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Bad choice of flight path
Decrepit Rockefeller A-Frame This A-Frame overlooking Anse Colombier in St. Barths is falling apart through disuse and was once owned by the Rockefeller family.
(2015-04-21 13:54:47 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Decrepit Rockefeller A-Frame
Rotting A-Frame in Anse Colombier This A-Frame overlooking Anse Colombier in St. Barths is falling apart through disuse and was once owned by the Rockefeller family.
(2015-04-21 13:54:29 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Rotting A-Frame in Anse Colombier
Clouds outlined by setting sun The last rays of the setting outline the clouds on the horizon as seen from Anse Colombier on St. Barths.
(2015-04-21 18:26:14 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/20.0, 1/25s] ISO 100)
Clouds outlined by setting sun
Smooth Trunkfish Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 11:21:36 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/13.0, 1/200s] ISO 200)
Smooth Trunkfish
Pair of French Angelfish Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 11:21:13 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/13.0, 1/80s] ISO 200)
Pair of French Angelfish
Cleaning Gobies waiting for clientele Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 11:17:18 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/13.0, 1/80s] ISO 200)
Cleaning Gobies waiting for clientele
Fish swimming above the bottom Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 11:16:11 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/13.0, 1/200s] ISO 200)
Fish swimming above the bottom
Whitespotted Filefish (Juvenile Phase) Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 11:09:45 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/250s] ISO 200)
Whitespotted Filefish (Juvenile Phase)
French Angelfish Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 11:09:37 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/200s] ISO 200)
French Angelfish
Group of Foureye Butterflyfish Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 11:06:05 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Group of Foureye Butterflyfish
Banded Butterflyfish Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 11:04:20 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/200s] ISO 200)
Banded Butterflyfish
Blue Parrotfish Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 11:02:28 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/320s] ISO 200)
Blue Parrotfish
Bluehead Wrasse Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 10:59:02 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/250s] ISO 200)
Bluehead Wrasse
Blue Chromis Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 10:56:56 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/250s] ISO 200)
Blue Chromis
Fish in the column of water Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 10:56:37 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/250s] ISO 200)
Fish in the column of water
Black Hamlet and Spotted Moray Eel Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 10:55:11 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Black Hamlet and Spotted Moray Eel
Juvenile Striped Parrotfish Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 10:52:47 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/320s] ISO 200)
Juvenile Striped Parrotfish
Juvenile Yellowhead Wrasse Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 10:52:05 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/320s] ISO 200)
Juvenile Yellowhead Wrasse
Foureye Butterflyfish Shallow 10-15 foot dive off the anchorage at Anse Colombier in St. Barths, only 60 feet or so away from the boat's mooring spot. Despite no lively reef there is a lot of fish life visible even from the surface.
(2015-04-21 10:51:36 NIKON D7000 with a "10.5 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/320s] ISO 200)
Foureye Butterflyfish
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