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Shelter from the Storm by Norm Vexler

Shelter from the Storm by Norm Vexler

Shelter from the Storm by Norm Vexler This video was created by the incredibly talented Norm Vexler, who accompanied us on our SCUBA Challenge. He presented a whole new perspective on some elements, and we hope he'll be with us for many years to come.

Sailing Challenge – Day Seven

Sailing Challenge – Day Seven

Summary of Day Seven Sailing Challenge September 21 Galveston Texas The day and the week may be summarized on two levels. First, on the sailing: beautiful sailing weather over Sea Star Base Galvetson; southeast breeze 14-17 knots under sunny skies. Man-overboard shore...

Sailing Challenge – Day Six

Sailing Challenge – Day Six

Summary of Day Six Sailing Challenge September 20 Galveston Texas Perhaps the most “telling” summary of Friday is the following: Dinner at 1830 with everyone hungry; 1930 almost everyone headed off to bed! Why? Breakfast at 0600; rigging boats by 0700; sailing at 0730...

Sailing Challenge – Day Five

Sailing Challenge – Day Five

Summary of Day Five Sailing Challenge September 19 Galveston Texas Another remarkable day under Tropical Storm and then Depression Imelda which merged with multiple fronts to stall over East Texas. Thursday saw the heaviest rains of the week, with much of the region...

Sailing Challenge – Day Four

Sailing Challenge – Day Four

Summary of Day Four Sailing Challenge September 18 Galveston Texas It is a little difficult to summarize the day, since each rainy day seems like the one before! And the day after, too! There is a SEAL book titled, “No Easy Day” by Mark Owen. But I suppose he was...

Sailing Challenge – Day Three

Sailing Challenge – Day Three

Summary of Day Three Sailing Challenge September 17 Galveston Texas All sailing was suspended due to Tropical Storm Imelda which came ashore about 20 miles west of Galveston. Backup and alternate plans were implemented/created. These included shore-side chalk talks,...

Sailing Challenge – Day Two

Sailing Challenge – Day Two

Summary of Day Two Sailing Challenge September 16 Galveston Texas All veteran/active duty participants and their families were involved in sailing today. Morning instruction included “parts of the boat” and “points of sail” chalk talks followed by rigging and sailing....

Sailing Challenge – Day One

Sailing Challenge – Day One

Summary of Sunday Day One of Sailing Challenge Galveston Texas All 17 participants plus families checked in successfully. During the day, those who checked in went fishing, swimming and/or walked the docks. Drs. Brian Pinkston and Cheryl Lowry administered the...

A very successful week with Mote!

A very successful week with Mote!

How awesome is this message from Erich Bartels (Staff Scientist/Program Manager/Dive Safety Officer for Mote Marine Laboratory)? Check out how many coral colonies were planted on the reef and created in the nursery! “CWVC/SCUBAnauts - I just wanted to take a moment,...