Monday, April 27, 2009

One more Hammer-time

Just found another pic of the hammer and me -long live Erika Shagatay for taking this.

Mr. Murray

I'm one to talk, but this guy had a big mouth:

Photo's by Boo

Watch it

This man has entirely too much time on his hand

Is it a bar? Is it a fettish?

Probably best not to order champagne here -unless that's your thing

Friday, April 24, 2009

I'm no slut

no matter what Linda claims. I'm just cuddly. With a couple of people.

Photo by Nana Kreutzman


And i thought Holland was flat.

My new alarm clock

On the upside, it is very stylish, but regretfully, it does not have the 'off' setting, no snooze, nor can you really set it in any way. Does wake you up, though.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Yesterday, as i was checking the line for Boo, i saw the fish behaving a bit oddly, and as i checked the reef, i saw a large creature moving along it. Turns out that was a Hammerhead. So i let go of the line, swim a bit closer to make sure i wasn't BSing myself, and got back up to point others to it. Funny things happen with freedivers: tell normal people there's a shark in the water and they get the hell out. Tell freedivers and they dive under to go and check it out.

It was a magnificent beast, probably around 2 meters long. Sad thing was that it was very stressed, trying to find a way out of the Hole with all those scuba divers around. It kept scanning for the exit. If it had been more relaxed, i would have gotten a bit closer to see if i could touch it, but now i didn't want to add to its stress and kept some distance as it circled the Hole. When it finally found the saddle and swam over and down into the great deep, i was left i awe.

Even though diving is going very very shit, this one made the whole stay worthwile. It's the sort of encounter that i'll look back upon again and again for years and years. Very lucky.

Photo's thanks to Aleksej Patapenko

Monday, April 20, 2009

Burn baby burn

Never seen my ankle this red before

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Casa Rossa

Much as i adored the lights at Lotta's place, not much can top this

They remind me i should check if they sell fishnet stockings in my size.

Friday, April 17, 2009


If my ears would be a character in a movie right now, i think this fellow should play them.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Colors of Dahab

It's a fruity kinda place

autistic moth

Have developped a bit of a crush on this light fixture

Doing white powder

So here's what we do on nights off: we rinse our noses with salted water. Sexy, no? Well, yes, actually, if my roomie does it:

even better is sepia

Wit me, less so

Beauty and the beast

Such a gorgeous dog

(credit to my father for that old old joke)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Jump in

You know you wanna

Dahab by sepia

Dahab by night

By day it's a tad more sunny

... when wet

This might be as good a description of freediving in Dahab as any -at least that i came across last night:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Zena Holloway

Zena Holloway is an unabashedly romantic underwater photographer

Singin' on the ice

in fins

(found here: )

Monday, April 6, 2009

Vertical Blue 2009

William Trubridge, him of Vertical Blue and 2 world records, is organizing a competition in Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahama's right now. Two world rcords have fallen already, Herbert Nitsch doing 114 Constant Weight and my little friend, Ma'am Sara Campbell, doing 96 in constant. Sara is aiming to be the first woman to do 100 in competition, and we believe she can do it, for she's the world's greatest (if smallest). Besides it being a world-class competition in what must be an ideal location for freediving and a real good warm-up for the organizers who are also doing the World Championship there, it has the benefit for us unlucky enough not to be there that Frederic Buyle is shooting pictures there, and the results are stunning:

All pictures by Fred found at Vertical Blue News

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tilly and the Wall

Much as i love a melancholic tune and much as sad songs say, i do think they're starting to enhance an already rather gloomy mood. So maybe the opposite works too; maybe, by listening to more cheerful music, a more dapper ditty, my mood will elevate. This one really had some short term effect already: