Today I dived with my best buddy LP for our final chance to say goodbye to all of the lovely crabs that had survived the annual migration to Rye Pier; they are now headed back out to deeper parts of the bay where they will hibernate under the sand for up to 8 months.
It was also my first ever experience of diving in a drysuit which I borrowed from the lovely Julie Bear. I stayed nice and dry until right towards the end of the 90 minute dive, when I felt water seeping right through and saturating me down to the core! Still, I am inspired to keep experimenting with drysuits now that winter has arrived (11 degrees Celcius is brrrrrrrr!), and I will trial two more models next weekend (in a drysuit, the water doesn’t seep through onto your skin … unless you are me today :-P)
Although I still have video from yesterday and today’s dive to edit and share with you, here are my final photos from this year’s migration. I hope you enjoy them. I know a lot of people might think I’m a bit crazy for getting so up-close-and-personal with these critters, but they are gentle little souls who would never hurt a human. I wish them much love and luck on their journey. Maybe we will get to see them again next year 🙂
Love and bubbles,
ps Big tanks to LP for kindly taking the photos that I am in!
10 thoughts on “Dive 254 Crab Farewell”
The way I feel today…I woudnt mind joining them under the sand!
Wonderful images my friend
Tank you for your kind words, Bob 🙂 I hope tomorrow is much kinder to you. Love and bubbles, PT xxx
I do too PT…thank you my friend
Love and Peas
As usual, simply beautiful…Thanks!
Tank you so much for taking the time to look, urright2no. Love and bubbles, PT xxx
Lovely photos! Can’t wait to see the video 🙂
Tank you so much, Quan 🙂 Hopefully I will have it done sometime this week. Love and bubbles, PT xxx
Amazing photos! I have nominated you for The Liebster Award! Check out my post here:
Hugs and be well – Jane
Wow, Jane! Tank you so much – my first ever award for my blog – you have made my day! I will follow up on this asap. May rainbows follow you wherever you may go, and may joy and wellness be yours. Love and bubbles, PT xxx
Bringing tears to my eyes! May we both get well and be well forever! Hugs, love, rainbows, beautiful snow flurries, lovely critters in and out of the ocean be with us forever! Fuzzy brain…Love to you to PT!