Saturday, May 7, 2016

Big Tide and Wind

I thought I'd put this on the old blog for those who have walked with us on the beach out by Tessoro. Huge tides this week have rearranged the whole thing, and the big winds did some damage as well.

his is the entrance. Yesterday it was worse, where you can see two layers of stone, there were eight, it was a big drop. Usually this ramp and the stairs are covered about halfway up with sand.Click on photos for much larger versions.

You can see that the water went right up behind the wall at the first house, and almost up to the fence.
Looking back at the entryway, the line on the wall is where the sand usually is, and that bush got really big.
The new barbed wire is attractively draped with seaweed.
Again just shows how high the water went.
 And the now dangerous barbed wire lying on the beach enshrouded in seaweed.

The edge of the development is pretty undercut.
 Never seen these rocks before.
A closer look.
 This is just a look at how big the beach is. It's not even low tide, the tide's coming in.

These photos show more of how much sand has been taken away.

And how high the water went.

Boats were tossed ashore by the waves!

There was water in behind the wall

 Other side of the wall
 Tide's coming in, we gotta go!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pictures for a Snowy Day

Cheryl and Dan are not happy about the weather on this April day, so I took some photos around town- in no particular order.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Incredible Day at sea

Bobbi and Tom and family had graciously invited us to go fishing with them on the Pancho Villa. We jumped at the chance. We were concerned about how cold it might be in the morning while we were steaming out, but it was very mild. Before long we were down to our sweaters and jeans.

It was great just to be on a boat.

As we rode along and all woke up a bit, the crew started chopping up squid for bait. There was some joking around about sushi and finding a lime, but nobody actually ate raw squid. The Pelicans started appearing out of do they know?

There was a small pool collected, $5 each and whoever caught the biggest fish collected all. So when we stopped for our first line drop, there was a lot of excitement! Everyone was hauling fish in.

Tom the patriarch and I both caught large triggers at the same time as two sealions came by to visit and tried to steal the fish off someone's hook. There was a lot of excitement at that point. Upon measurement, Tom and I both had triggers that were exactly 16 inches long. A tie.

Just before we called it a day, Tom caught another 16 inch trigger, making him the big winner of the day. We headed back.

The crew got down to filleting and skinning the fish, and we ended up with about 45 lbs of fillets. Holy smoke! Just as they finished cleaning up, someone yelled, "Dolphins!" and we all ran up to the bow with our cameras. We saw a sight I'll never forget. Somewhere between 150 and 300 dolphins, not far away. Many came up and ran the bow wave, and others were close as well.

A perfect end to a perfect day.