In Santo Espiritu (or Santo as its called by the locals) I had the good fortune to spend five days diving on the USS Coolidge, one of the great wrecks. Its bow (thats the pointy end) sits at 23 metres and the stern (the blunt end) lies on the sea bed at 54 metres. Named after Calvin Coolidge one time el presidente of the US, it is a few metres shorter than the Titanic. The Coolidge hit two WWII mines after a sensational piece of arrogance by the then captain of the vessel, who felt he not need to wait for the local pilot to guide the ship into the harbour... Unlike the Captain, President Coolidge was a thinker...
"I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done.
I deem that the very best time to make the effort."
Calvin Coolidge b. 1872
hyphen31 (Don Collins) has been playing with technology since the days of the Apple+. On the web well before www, he continues to savour the richness of the webiverse in small bytes. He finally leapt from the couch and created this own domain & website forsaking all earlier incarnations...