Low tide was at 7:45AM. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife rules say no abalone diving before 8:30. Conditions were more inviting than yesterday, so ...
... we went in as soon as it was legal.
With flood tide, the breakers started to build again, so we just picked our limit and got out of the water.
|I didn't quite get into position before the self-timer went off|
For our first outing this year, we were happy.
|Beer is always better apres' dive|
|Abalone diving is exhausting|
Two hours later, we're in Napa Valley at the Charles Krug Winery:
Abalone diving in Mendocino County in the morning. Feasting on gourmet grilled meat in Napa County that afternoon.
California living at its finest.