Monterey and an undersea cave.


Harbor Seal

Harbor Seal

 

Mark and I finally got together for another trip to the coast this month. This time we decided to try a trip on the Silver Prince. We had to leave Sacramento pretty early to drive down to Monterey but we were both looking forward to diving so we agreed to give it a go.

It was a good day for diving, overcast but not windy and only a slight swell on the ocean. We wound up diving near Carmel on ling reef first then further south near pebble beach. Mark wasn’t feeling well after the first dive so he sat out the second but got back in the swing of things in time for the third dive of the day.  It was then that we got to visit a small ‘swim through’ cave. Using my new dive light underwater really helped highlight the bright colors that you can’t see without a light at depth. I didn’t shoot any still photographs in the cave because I was shooting video  but you can see the video here

Anemone

Anemone

 

 

Sun flower sea star

Sun flower sea star

The end of summer 2008


Western regional

NSS western regional 2008

Guess it’s official- I finished editing all my summer pics this morning. After returning from Florida I did a little scuba diving in
Monterey. Then it was time for the
Western Regional gathering of the National Speleological Society.
Since it was being held in southern Cal. this year near Bakersfield, Mom and Dad drove up to join me.

After that I was off to Mexico again, this time my friend Eileen agreed to come along and so we drove in her diesel vw jetta.

The drive down was a long one but we enjoyed the sites at Gila Bend and Organ pipe Nat. monument. Finally we arrived in Puerto Penasco for a wonderful week of white sandy beaches and plenty of shrimp. I especially enjoyed a trip out to bird island to see the fish and sea lions out there.

Sunset at Big Sur

Monterey/big sur sunset

Sunset at big Sur, see the rest of my pics from Monterey here.

Sea lions

Sea lions

Sea lions at Bird island, see the rest of my Puerto Penasco pictures here.

-Capt. Nemo

Captain Nemo’s home