At the end of June I was able to spend a week in Key Largo diving at the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary. It was a rough week due to the weather, wind and waves. Lots of people got seasick on the dive boats (but not me!). Dive trips from Sunday afternoon to Wednesday morning were cancelled due to high winds and five to eight foot waves.
So I had a couple days to relax and do other activities. I took a short course at Rainbow Reef Dive Center to get my PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider certification. It was a fantastic course and I think learned a valuable new skill that could help later if i take the rescue diver course.
During the trip I had several memorable sea life encounters and even got video footage of a few of them. Read the full article with photos.
These photos are from my first hike to the summit of Mt. Ascutney. We hiked to the summit on the Weathersfield trail, which is 2.9 miles long. It's a nice trail up the south side of the mountain featuring some nice views.
We could see several ski resorts from the summit. Closest to us in Ludlow, VT is Okemo. We also had a great view of Killington to the northwest. There is a great view of the small village of Brownsville, VT at the base of the mountain. Surrouding Brownsville we could see the homes, fields and farms of West Windsor, VT. Click the photos to see the Album on Google Photos.
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