Last week's trip to the Resor was a smashing success. Could we reprise the ocean conditions, the air temps, and bottom viz the following weekend when Bernie Chowdhury's group would be on the John Jack? It turns out we could. While the customers slept in the bunkroom, the John Jack slid through the flat seas between Manasquan and the Resor. By departing during the "wee hours" of Sunday, we had a full day on the Resor for two dives plus breakfast, lunch, naps, naps, naps - yeah, it was lazy day of diving and taking it easy. Even though the folks last week bagged every scallop and lobster anywhere near the stern, it was clear that reinforcements were sent in just in time for our return. So we cleaned out that small corner of the ocean again. The Resor never disappoints. After the head count, we pulled the hook, and headed home with the game cooler full of the day's bounty.
Unfortunately, the John Jack does not have Neptune on a retainer. Our Monday night departure from Montauk to the Andrea Doria is on hold until Tuesday evening when off-shore sea conditions are expected to improve. By Friday, the John Jack will be overnighting at Block Island while the NYC Sea Gypsies dive wrecks off the Rhode Island coast.
Captain Rich Benevento