Thursday, June 16, 2011

Camping and Diving at Fort Casey - by Brad

Last weekend we headed to Whidbey Island for a one night camping trip so I could meet Aaron to do a little diving at Keystone Jetty. At Fort Casey State Park there is a small first-come camping area where we got there early and setup our tent. Once we got settled, we went on an evening stroll (the kids in pajamas) and roasted some marshmallows...






In the morning we headed to our dive site (maybe 400 yards away) and the kids played on the beach while Aaron and I hit the water. The tide was low, there was a lot of kelp in the water, and the visibility was pretty poor, but we still saw some neat stuff and simply being underwater is amazing. The boys spent a good two hours gathering rocks, shells, logs, and dead animals...





My dad and I went together and purchased a GoPro camera that I tested out for the first time underwater. I am still figuring the camera out and the visibility was poor, so bear with me. Still the video gives a very good idea of what we saw...



After the dive we went back to the campsite, packed everything up, and headed up to climb around on the Fort Casey artillery buildings. Spencer loved the head lamp and wore it just about everywhere.




We took this picture of the lighthouse just for my sister Gail...



Us boys enjoy giving Mom a heart-attack. Wesley frequently commented, "Mom would HATE this."

2 comments:

Gail said...

Thanks for the lighthouse pic!! I love it. Lindsey, it sounds like your boys know you well - too bad it doesn't keeep them from doing those "scary" things. Looks like you all had a good time.

Nina said...

Precious moments!!! Thank you for posting(: