The sun hits my head on a daily base.
After a lot of flights, many different countries, making plans with my viking, diving every day multiple times, moving from one place to another and trying to make each place our home for a few months, I finally got the time to write you something again! Yes, I’m sorry it took me so long! I think you’ll understand though, that my lifestyle isn’t one with many computer hours anymore.
It’s a Wednesday evening and I’m trying to figure out if I have some energy left to go into town or if I shall stay back and sleep. I decide it’s time to call it a night and stay home. Even though it’s only like 9 in the evening and my neighbors are just leaving their apartments for dinner. You should probably know that my neighbors are all tourists. You know. Those people with no care in the world.
Always be near the sea with your loved ones. salt and love are the best combo.
I am working again on the Greek island of Karpathos and right now, half way through out the high season I realized I haven’t been very active – or not active at all – on my beloved That Wanderlust. Shame on me! But, let me tell you why I’ve been busy and I’m sure that you’ll understand.
About half a year ago Thom and I became scuba instructors. We spent our entire winter working hard for the teaching license through PADI. Once the summer started getting closer and closer we made up our minds for the season jobs. I was going to leave my previous work as a tour guide and be a full-time Open Water Scuba Instructor, while Thom was going to continue in the fabulous restaurant where he’s been working the past years. Yet he was going to freelance and help out as much as he could at the diving center, so we would still get the chance to share our passion and do what we had worked so hard for in the wintertime.
Making bubbles is magical.
Now that it’s the end of July, I have been diving at least 2 times – but usually more times – a day and it has been wonderful. Teaching brand new divers and advanced divers, giving discover scuba dive lessons, guiding around the reef, refreshing divers who haven’t been in the water a while, making sure the dive center runs well. And the list can get longer and longer. It’s a completely different world down there and working in the water or even underwater is just a magical thing.
Breathing compressed air is quit tiring and it’s definitely not a lazy job, but rather one where you build muscles by carrying tanks and swimming (underwater while holding people’s hand). When you have a lovely team to work with there’s absolutely nothing to complain about here. I mean, my job is that I need to dive. Teaching people to dive. Looking at amazing sea creatures. Diving for fun and get paid for it. How cool is that?
Well, you’re a bit updated now. I know I still owe you blogs like one about the instructor course we did this winter, but I promise you soon it will come.
In the meanwhile I try to slowly, slowly find some energy after the dives to write and select pictures you might enjoy. Slowly, slowly by-the-way, has again become a lifestyle thing over here in Karpathos. Or as the Greeks say it “siga, siga”.
Bu-bye for now and until the water is stuck in my ears and the salt in my hair I think I need to take the writing very slow. Here’s a picture I took of a cute cuttlefish last week though! Soon I’ll spam you with more.