First Local Dives of the Season

I did the first local dives of the season today. After 80° water in Bonaire,  46° at Pebble Beach this morning was pretty nippy.

The first dive had all the hallmarks of a first dive of the season. I forgot to bring the anti-fog for my mask, and nearly made it to the water before realizing I’d left my gloves back at the car.

I also realized pretty quickly that I’d forgotten the intricacies of operating my camera. I couldn’t remember how to change the f/stop, and had a little trouble finding the controls to  set the flash to alway fire.

There also wasn’t too much to see… lots of kelp, lots of crabs, some small lobsters, and a funny looking fish at the end. Along the way, I saw a baby sea robin, but the pictures aren’t very sharp– I guess I was too close.

Hermit Crab
Hermit Crab
Funny Looking Fish
Funny Looking Fish
Starfish and Algae
Starfish and Algae

After the dives, I finished off planting the garden. Right now, I’m pretty grubby and pretty sore, but at least the yard work is done. For now.