We left the dock a little early with plenty of room on the boat. Everyone showed up a little early so we got a head start. The forecast was calling for almost no wind, but there was a stiff breeze when we first got there. The wind tapered off throughout the day and the 2010 dive season had officially begun (for me anyway). We hooked in and everyone hit the water. We received a few different reports on bottom temp, but the general consensus was around 42°-43°. A little brisk, but very diveable. Not much came up, we saw a few small lobsters, but none were keepers. We will catch them in a year or so. Everyone had a good day and a good “warm up” dive (no pun intended) for the year to come. I even had a very unusual experience during my hang and made a new friend. I had never heard of anything like this before, but about 5 minutes into my hang, I had a very inquisitive monkfish swim right up to me. He was about 4’ long and I wasn’t interested in anything he had to offer, so I convinced him to leave. He did swim up to me about 6 or 7 more times which was a little unnerving, but I made a strong impression on him during his last pass and he went on his way. Just goes to show that you never know what you are going to see on a trip.