Friday, February 16, 2007

Old Man and the Sea

Well, he's my old man.

This is The Man of the Place, 18 metres down under the Red Sea last week, grooving on a jelly fish floating by. The photo was taken by his dive buddy that day, Andy Martin.

Henry is looking very chilled out and happy to be in the sea.

I'm glad to have him home and glad he had a good week diving. Well, even a bad week diving is so much better than a good week at work.

When I look at the photo and I see my dive computer strapped to his wrist, envy does creep in a bit.

If anybody can identify what kind of jelly fish that is, we'd be grateful. My field guides and books of groovy things of the Red Sea don't list that particular jelly.

12 comments:

Joy Des Jardins said...

What a great picture! Henry looks very cool in all his gear. I've always thought swimming around on the bottom of the ocean would be so exciting, but I'm way too chicken to have ever tried it myself. I admire people who do it though. Looks like it's something that Henry really loves.

Anonymous said...

great photo and an intriguing jellyfish! hope you find out which one it is....

so glad henry had a relaxing, refreshing birthday diving week!!

ma

claude said...

Fantastic photo! Aren't you glad he is back! Too bad you couldn't go with him. Some other time, no doubt. I don't know anything about jellyfish

susan said...

Great shot!

although it confirms that this is something I really don't think I should do! Poor kt...

Tink said...

Those are jellyfish? They look like smudges on the picture. Where are their little arms?

I'm glad your guy is back, safe, and that he had fun.

Betty said...

I'm glad he had a good time, and glad he's back. Just looking at the picture reminds me of how scared I am of the water. An anxiety attack just waiting to happen. LOL

bigbikerbob said...

I thought he was about to say a quick prayer by his hands, I know I would if I was down there with jelly fish.I bet he enjoyed it,and you enjoy having him home.

gawilli said...

I would not have a clue about the jellyfish, but geez this is so cool.

Kell said...

Maybe next time we'll be looking at pictures of you and the jellyfish. It sounds like so much fun.

Jay said...

Someday I am going to learn to scuba dive. Someday.

Jeanette said...

Great underwater pic and the jelly passing by, but ill keep my feet firmly planted on Terra Firma.

Patsy said...

Glad you got your guy back. Great picture. Do you have any of yourself like that? Don't know jelly fish. Scared to death of water.