|Mid week boat dive out of Ocean Cove (North Coast)|
Posted by Eric S on November 07, 2007 at 20:11:07:|
One of my buddies called me yesterday and asked if I wanted to go diving today (wednesday). I told him I probably shouldn't, being a work day and all I'd really be playing hookey. I'm self employed, but as anybody who is self employed knows, you are the hardest boss on yourself. Well the job I'm on is at a standstill for a day and my buddy, who is also self employed, was in the same situation.
We decided to take my boat up to Ocean Cove and check out some of the spots in Sonoma County. The fog was laying right down on the water pretty much the whole day and the vis was poor with a greenish yellow bloom event happening, but they were right about the glass flat part, it was flat!
After a short suface interval, we headed back in the direction of ocean cove and decided to dive a vertical pinnacle I know of that Jon Davies and I dove a few years back when he came up for the first time for one of my infamous north coast parties.
The kelp has grown out of control too all along the coastline. I don't remeber seeing kelp growing out so far. Maybe because the sun has been out more than usual this summer and fall and combined with extra nutrients in the water, conditions became optimal for very rapid and lush kelp growth. The first winter storms will rip it all out and dump it on the beaches. All the stench of rotting bull kelp in mounds 15 feet tall with all the flies, mmmm yum, can't wait!
Ocean Cove this time of year is very quiet. We were the only ones at the ramp all day. There were only a few campers but almost all there had big class A motorhomes.
If only we had bugs up here then we'd have it all.
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