The inshore waters along our Pacific Coast route contain crab traps in depths up to about 150 feet. So to avoid them, it's best to travel in daylight, or at night with bright forward facing lights, like typical fishing boat, and in water deeper than 150 feet. At times traps are in deep water, not where they are supposed to be. These traps typically have been relocated by nature (current, wind, waves) and are covered with crusty sea growth. These are the traps we worry about when motoring in the dark.
Not sure if we'll stay an extra night here as the forecast looks nasty for tomorrow, plus there is that equally nasty SF Bay ebb tide.
|This weather buoy just off Bodega Head doesn't show on our updated charts.|
|Bodega Head approaching from the north.|
|Coast Guard surf boat is ready to roll!|
|The dock at Bodega.|
|Riley with abalone he caught earlier. |
He really wanted to pass under the GGB.
|Willie and his Louisiana prawns.|
|Willie's log home has trophies of his many exploits.|
|Grizzly bear. Willie had to wrestle this one!|
|Like his father, Aaron Benedetti's has a wall of honor to LARGE abalones.|