Blogging has been non-existent for the last two weeks because Mrs Thomson and I, joined by a few good friends, have been on our annual springtime scuba diving expedition to warmer climes. I took the picture below a few days ago during the rise of a spectacular full moon over the Caribbean Sea. If I ever write a murder mystery set in the tropics, I have my book cover!
It was, as usual, a splendid outing, with some of the best reef diving in the western hemisphere, great company, plentiful food and a lot of fun. The only fly in the ointment is the local airline in the Caribbean failing to load one of our bags on the flight from our undisclosed paradise to the local hub from which we flew home yesterday. Unfortunately it contained the most vital (and costly) components of my underwater photography rig. I’ve been promised that it would be put on a flight back to Canada today, and so I wait with bated breath for a call from our airport to tell me I have a bag to pick up. Failing that, I’ll no doubt be facing a protracted discussion with two airlines and a few insurance companies, followed by the process of reassembling a rig when some of the parts are no longer in production, something I hope to avoid.
I’ve received comments and corrections from my proofreader for the first third of Victory’s Bright Dawn so far, and it only being mid-April, I’m still confident it will be published by the end of the month. Watch this space, or if you’ve subscribed to my email list, watch your inbox.
UPDATE April 16, 10:00 AM. Just returned from the airport with the missing bag that made a long trip by itself yesterday. All is good. The underwater photography will continue.