With weather clear in the 80s, this season’s best –
Our dive team of eight hit Okauchee
On a treasure quest.
A full boat set out from the Golden Mast –
Captain Pete, John, Underwater Connection Stephanie and Jim,
Paul & Jeff Gavin, Rhonda, and Brian
Were the dive cast!
A packed lot at the Mast,
But Pete had no fear!
He weaved expertly through the line of trailers
Not hitting a thing, staying way clear!
Headed to the northwester shore, depths of 50’, divers all grins –
Yet the water was not so clear;
Couldn’t even see the tips of our fins!
Three teams down reported vis was for crap
Tried it again, deeper at below 30 ft
Before calling it a wrap.
Divers were 40-50 minutes down below;
But Jim and Steph spent 70 before they would finally show!
Treasures were fishing poles, anchors, bottles and a can or two;
Best prize was Jeff Gavin’s Richter anchor,
With an estimated $100 value!
There was a plethora of sweets with beer Bundt cake and cookies from Sue;
Too bad Roger wasn’t here to devour them;
We had so many left;
We didn’t know what to do!
Celebrated this beautiful night as Jeff & John passed out their brew;
And Pete shared his jumbo weinies;
A great treat it was too!
A long haul back to the launch –
Offloading in the dark after a long day;
A few items ended up going astray.
John with Jeff’s weights and John had Rhonda’s pole in his trunk
But they’ll return to their rightful owners next week –
So no one will stand accused of stealing another man’s junk!