It was dark when I crossed the bridge this morning, and it was dark when I returned with my abalone limit this evening.As I pulled into The City, I was assigned a stop to pick up dinner. In line at Taco Bell on Lombard, a reminder that Halloween is indeed The City's most important holiday.
MW Mobile Blog
MW BLOG LABEL CLOUD (click label for posts on that topic)
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I am enjoying "The Russel" (Roast beef, roasted red bell peppers, red onion, mayo and horseradish cheese, served hot). I don't know how it got its name.
After lunch Doug finds the fiends in the kitchen responsible for the sandwich (yes it is Halloween).
Not perfect, but pretty darn close.
Gearing up on top of the bluff...
...and climbing down the hill.
It is about an hour past high tide and Doug looks for good entry points in the cove...
... however, he does not walk on water.
In the water...
We are experimenting with the underwater camera here - two shots of the same abalone hole - one with flash and one not. I think the one without the flash is better, as the flash just lights up the particles in the water. But I'll leave it up to Ms. Smith's class cohorts. I wonder - How many abalone can they count in these pictures? (the pictures can be expanded by clicking on them)
Doug on the beach with his catch.
The catch. Doug's are bigger than mine. As an ab diver, I suffer from premature extraction.
For the benefit of the Ms. Smith's elementary school class -The kids should know that in this picture I am holding a bottle of an anti-inflammatory and nerve soothing medicinal tonic prescribed by a medical practitioner to treat PDSS (Post Dive Stress Syndrome).
Friday, October 30, 2009
|Subject:||Re: This is the end...|
|Date:||Fri, 30 Oct 2009 18:30:36 -0700|
I'm planning on coming back tomorrow night, but - depending on how I feel - might crash at your place and blow out early Sunday (avoiding the incoming Halloween traffic). I'm figuring this to be the dive when I finally get my trophy 10 inch abalone. Maybe three.
I'm sure we'll have some more shots in November. I'll keep Doug on watch, and tell him I need reports of good conditions even if he can't dive. You need to get your priorities right. BTW - Nice gavel work at the exchange.
Got a new phone (Palm Pre) but had to switch to Sprint Network. Not sure how it'll work up there, but will text on arrival.. - mw
No problem Mike. I can't make it...just got off two weeks on the road and getting ready to go on the road for another two weeks...everything should be where you left it! please let me know when you get there and start drinking my beer :)
Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld
Thanks for the invitation. I tried to rearrange my commitments for tomorrow, but was unsuccessful. Happy hunting and let me know if we are lucky enough to have another opportunity this year.
Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
MW wrote:Zach, Rick,
This is the end of the abalone season - in case you had not noticed. One month left.
Let's review the season, shall we? I have made three carefully planned attempts this year, all of which have met with less than ideal conditions and several washouts. Nevertheless, I have managed to get four abalone marked on my card this year (which I believe - puts me four ahead of your combined total).
For the last month of the season, I have a new idea. The"No Plan" plan. Instead of scheduling a dive in advanced based on tide tables, I've asked my reliable local source to inform me of ideal conditions, with the intent of dropping everything and heading up on a days notice. No sooner did I set this up, when I got my first notification. Ideal conditions are forecast for tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday AM. What say you boys? I am up for a Friday drive (early or late) to target either late Friday or Saturday AM dive - or - a crack of dawn drive on Saturday morning for a mid-morning Saturday dive? - mw
lyrics by Jim Morrison & The DoorsThis is the end
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
Point Arena, California Thursday 10/29/09 7:39AM Sunrise Thursday 10/29/09 8:53AM 5 feet High Tide Thursday 10/29/09 3:11PM 1.45 feet Low Tide Thursday 10/29/09 3:59PM Moonrise Thursday 10/29/09 6:17PM Sunset Thursday 10/29/09 9:07PM 4.29 feet High Tide Friday 10/30/09 2:54AM 1.36 feet Low Tide Friday 10/30/09 4:28AM Moonset Friday 10/30/09 7:40AM Sunrise Friday 10/30/09 9:18AM 5.36 feet High Tide Friday 10/30/09 3:50PM 0.9 feet Low Tide Friday 10/30/09 4:23PM Moonrise Friday 10/30/09 6:16PM Sunset Friday 10/30/09 9:59PM 4.43 feet High Tide Saturday 10/31/09 3:29AM 1.66 feet Low Tide Saturday 10/31/09 5:30AM Moonset Saturday 10/31/09 7:41AM Sunrise Saturday 10/31/09 9:44AM 5.72 feet High Tide Saturday 10/31/09 4:28PM 0.36 feet Low Tide Saturday 10/31/09 4:49PM Moonrise Saturday 10/31/09 6:15PM Sunset Saturday 10/31/09 11:48PM 4.54 feet High Tide Sunday 11/01/09 3:03AM 1.94 feet Low Tide Sunday 11/01/09 5:36AM Moonset Sunday 11/01/09 6:42AM Sunrise Sunday 11/01/09 9:12AM 6.05 feet High Tide Sunday 11/01/09 4:06PM -0.14 feet Low Tide Sunday 11/01/09 4:19PM Moonrise Sunday 11/01/09 5:13PM Sunset Sunday 11/01/09 10:36PM 4.61 feet High Tide
Hey Kids,Tomorrow and Saturday will be very good dive days... Keep in touch, and enjoy!Doug
Monday, October 26, 2009
Heh. Wrong hole to press Roy on the skins. "Instant karma is gonna get'cha."
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tadich Grill for lunch
Haight Ashbury for medicinal supplies
The Castro & the wrong Twin Peaks (and no - I don't understand whether Wes is adopting a defensive or invitational posture).
The right Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks Panorama (click to enlarge)
Milan Trolley on the "F" Line
Lombard "crookedest" Street
Golden Gate Bridge
Tour completed inside three hours (A little long - we got lost in the Haight).
Monday, October 19, 2009
Instead of the traditional Chicago hot dog from Gold Coast Dogs at Midway, this time I went with an Italian beef from Gold Coast Dogs.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sean's allocation to the four Rea boys (pictured above) were left at Camp, and are among the 11 bottles stored in the secret wine cellar. Sean also attached an interesting condition to this allocation. If any of these four bottles are not claimed at camp in person by their owner by the end of the 2011 Shag Camp season, ownership of these bottles reverts to a first come first served basis.
The key to the bottle numbering can be found on the allocation spreadsheet.
The Brian and Andrew allocations were handed off to Wendy before the Bear game.
Andrew subsequently received his allocation at an undisclosed location, but ...