Even though I couldn’t find a dive buddy today, I just couldn’t resist another visit to the annual spider crab migration at Rye Pier! Spunky Abe and the Golden Twins (my dogs Sophie Bear and Jake Baker) accompanied me to the pier to help me get in and out of the water, where I spent an amazing 70 minutes with more spider crabs than I have ever seen before! This has been my first solo dive since I got out of hospital one year ago yesterday, and I will have to admit it was my idea of bliss and the perfect way to celebrate 🙂
Thousands of crabs had already moulted, leaving a thick carpet of discarded shells right under the entire length of the long pier. But still, there were many crabs clambering over the top and ambling around the pier on all sides. I also loved swimming with two gorgeous sea jellies and a large group of more than 40 squid.
This weekend, several people have commented on how healthy I look. I’m not surprised – ocean therapy does that for me! I hope you enjoy my images (coupled with a few a took last weekend). If things go according to plan, I’ll have one more dive with the spider crabs tomorrow, so stay tuned!
Love and bubbles,
ps Soooo excited that PADI (the international dive organisation) shared my sea jelly picture below on their Facebook page! That’s a big deal for me – my 2nd photo this year!
pps Don’t miss my other photos and videos featuring the amazing spider crab migration of 2014! 🙂