Got a call from my dive buddy Doug
. He was going to be on the North Coast with wife Peggy and wanted to get some abs. Of course, while still in the early stages of rotator cuff surgery recovery
, I couldn't even get into a wetsuit, let alone dive. I met them at the cove anyway, to live vicariously watching Doug dive. It was motivational, I still hope to get back in the water before the season closes in November.
|A beautiful day and great conditions. |
The usual drill...
|Get in the water|
I like to watch.
I had to be satisfied doing a little picking in the shallows.
|Sometimes you get lucky|
Peg kept a watchful eye from the blufftop. Doug got his limit. I found a couple.
|Traditional apres dive celebratory beer|
It's always fun at the cove, but when you get them home you have to clean and slice the buggers.
|Kitchen converted to ab cleaning assembly line|
|Beauty is in the eye of the beholder|
Shell popped and added to boneyard collection
From the ugly to the sublime ...
|After slicing, trimming. Can't resist sashimi samples.|
|Small trimming scraps become ceviche'|
To tired to cook the ab steaks tonight. Tomorrow - Abalone Piccata.