Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Zion Train

Since this is a brand new blog and I have lots of content, I think I'll fill in the slow days with some past events. This one goes back to June 2nd, 2003.

It was one of those days when you wake up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off. One of those special days when you can't wait to get to the boat. A quick cup of coffee and out the door because you prepped everything the night before. We're going to sink a wreck today!
Palm Beach County's Department of Environmental Resources, led by Julie Bishop, is sinking the wreck of the "Zion Train" northeast of the Jupiter inlet and we're going out on the press boat. Captain Paul Benzler welcomed us aboard the dive boat "Temptation" and we quickly got underway. A small handful of boats were there on scene to watch the sinking.

We hit the water within five minutes of her sinking and did we get a shock. A freak thermocline moved in and as soon as we descended the water temp dropped to 68 degrees. Brrrrr. It was really an incredible experience to dive a wreck in such a pristine state.

WPTV cameraman Tom Special shooting for Channel 5 News.

Jupiter Dive Center owner Randy Jordan

Channel 5 News reporter Jay Cashmere

Jay Cashmere shot this one of me. Thanks man, great job!

I'm glad I got these shots because she has really deteriorated lately especially after our hurricane season this year. That's it for now...



At December 15, 2004 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed your report on the Zion Trail. Awesome pictures. Too bad it is no longer in tact for everyone to enjoy. Keep more stuff like this coming, I'll check back. Thanks


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