This years rains have made the island lush and green. And this time of year means it's mostly devoid of people outside of Avalon. And outside of Avalon is where we spend most of our time, on the water, and close to the shore and critters.
Nobody but us. And the pelicans, seagulls, bald eagles, schools of fish that can barely stay under the water, and the birds that dive down to pluck them up from the surface without even getting wet. The harbor seals and sea lions, and the leopard sharks. The garibaldi, opal-eye, and calico bass. And although we didn't see them this time, the rays, both sting and bat, and the dolphins.
Ready for adventure in a kelp filled cove near Long Point.
Long Point is the furthest point to the right on this photo.
In the middle of the island.
Leopard shark photographed from the boat.
There were too many to count. Literally hundreds. They are skittish little guys, so it was hard to get one in your frame right under the boat! With the naked eye, you can see the shore just filled witht them.
Oh yeah, the other day we went to see our freind Jim Goldberg
speak at the Hammer museum
. If you don't have his books, you should check them out. Some of the hard to get ones will be re-issued soon, so you can get them for cheaper than the OG ones. Keep an eye out!
Dennis, my "photo assistant" and longtime homie (and OG skate photographer too) couldn't make the Goldberg talk because he was filming porn stars playing Dungeons and Dragons
for a web-cast. Could I make that up?
You can see Dennis blog in the links below, but he has an "Explicit" blog too. (Click here
but be warned, plenty of nudity and debauchery.)
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