Thursday, September 25, 2008

Air Force Ball

Junior Officers at the recent Air Force Ball. From left: LT Aull, ENS Larivee, LT Tellington, LT Pyle, ENS Feury, LT Crowley, LT Adams.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

There is nothing like a care package!

Importing goods to DG can be difficult at times, so the Exchange often has a limited selection of useful items. They sell things like soap, milk, bread, badmitton racquets, bicycle derailers, etc. You know, the bare essentials. While the scenery is nice and there are plenty of fun things to do, sometimes you start to miss being home and having access to some of the finer things in life. This is where friends and family are key. Is it childish that my favorite cereal of all time remains Fruity Pebbles? Yes. Is this a shameless plug? Absolutely!

For those of you feeling inspired:
LT Ben Crowley
PSC 466, Box 3
FPO-AP 96595-0003

Cocky Chickens

Ferile chickens are the Diego Garcia equivalent of squirrels. They are everywhere. As with all other forms of life on the island these chickens enjoy implicit protection from the Queen of England. Violations result in a court martial and a trip to the brig! Consequently, they are pretty tame and seem to have the right of way whenever paths cross.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Diego Garcia Recreation

Morale, Welfare, and Recreation subsidizes almost all of the recreation opportunities in Diego Garcia. The fleet of boats at our disposal is substantial and there are plenty of opportunities for recreation on the water. I wakeboard if there is no wind and the lagoon is glassy and sail in the other case. The key is to stay busy and the time flies by.

The smile on my face is actually from a sense of poetic justice. Like all good Wahoos, this one was formidable and put up a good fight, but in the end was not a match. Guess what I will be eating this Thanksgiving day weekend? Victory will never taste so sweet!

My newest roomate

Some places have roach problems, in DG they have bountiful reptilia. This one woke me up whilst I was taking a mid-day nap.

Turtle Cove

These are a few pictures from a recent trip to Turtle Cove. The British government maintains this and a few other areas on the island as a wildlife sanctuary, so swimming and fishing are not allowed. As it turned out, this was a solid policy because among the sea turtles, tropical fish, and rays we saw while we were here, was a shark that I didn't mind observing from a distance.

Sunset in Diego Garcia

I'm not trying to make anyone jealous here, but you should be jealous. The picture looks out over the lagoon, just a few doors down from where I live.