The weather dude said we might get a couple of days of settled weather, so we opted to pick up anchor and sail down through Hog Cay cut and anchor in the lee near Sandy Cay.
The trip down was slow with only 5 knots of wind, but at least we got to sail. We were anchored with the boat settled by 2 pm. Amy opted to read her book while I dinghied out to the cut between Leaf and Sandy cay for some drift diving.
On my first pass I spotted half a dozen lobsters, which are still out of season. I dinghied back up stream and on pass number 2, I spotted a large spider crab clinging to the sheer wall. I dove down and missed him twice before the current swept me past him.
Another dinghy ride back upstream and this time I timed my dive better and nailed the fat bastard with my first shot. The shot was a solid body-center mass hit, but the crustacean didn't die. His 18 inch reach enabled him to bite me twice before I was able to dispatch him into the afterlife with my dive knife. Ouch!
I made three more passes through the cut, but never saw anything else to shoot at and so I returned home with my spider crab, two bleeding fingers and two new holes in my dive gloves. All in all, not my most successful outing.
Back on the mother ship, I broke out the pressure cooker, but the crab was too big to fit and so I had to split him down the middle and cook him in two shifts. Thirty minutes later, we were feasting on succulent crab, lightly seasoned with JO's and rock salt and served with a side of drawn butter. Mmmmmm.
As the sun settled, the clouds rolled in and shortly after sunset, the skies opened up and the rain started up again. We played with the weasels and then returned them to the Wicky Cool Unit before calling it a night at 9 pm.