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Old 24 November 2007, 13:22   #11
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Don't you hate packing it in for the season? I was out last Sunday on Lake Ontario. Squeezed in one dive but had the usual fall weather here... Small Craft Warnings, snow. We were out 3 miles and average seas were about 7' with a few 9' - 10'. They had a nice fetch down from the eastern end of the lake though, so they were just big rollers. My buddy opted not to dive given the current, opting to drink my entire thermos full of hot chocolate and Irish Creme instead!

Afterwards, we cruised up the Niagara Gorge which was pretty interesting. Unfortunately, I didn't have a camera...

Alas, the beast is packed away in storage now, and the skis are being waxed tomorrow!
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Old 25 November 2007, 03:26   #12
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Don't you hate packing it in for the season? I was out last Sunday on Lake Ontario. Squeezed in one dive but had the usual fall weather here... Small Craft Warnings, snow. We were out 3 miles and average seas were about 7' with a few 9' - 10'.
Guess I have to say it...

2 dives today, scattered clouds, a bit of breeze in the morning, building to pretty stiff in the afternoon; Monterey Bay was as flat as I've ever seen it. Brown surface layer, opening up at 10' to about 25 to 30 foot vis. Got a little choppy in the afternoon, but could still run WOT (but it'd beat you up a bit.)

More tomorrow. And possibly next weekend.

Sorry, Stoo...

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Old 25 November 2007, 10:24   #13
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Sorry, Stoo...
BASTAGE! Did I mention I have lots of points and always wanted to dive CA?

For what it's worth, my vis on Sunday was better than yours. Lying on the bottom in 120', I could clearly see my boat silhouetted against the sun! Allowing for the angle of the anchor line, this had to have been 150' plus! On the downside, I saw one salmon and a bunch of zebra mussels... but a cool little schooner!
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Guess I have to say it...

2 dives today, scattered clouds, a bit of breeze in the morning, building to pretty stiff in the afternoon; Monterey Bay was as flat as I've ever seen it. Brown surface layer, opening up at 10' to about 25 to 30 foot vis. Got a little choppy in the afternoon, but could still run WOT (but it'd beat you up a bit.)

More tomorrow. And possibly next weekend.

Sorry, Stoo...

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Gratuitous knife turner! I was going to suggest that the snowmobiling must really suck in your neck of the woods - but then again the Mariposa/ Yosemite region is only a couple hours drive from you, isn't it?
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Old 26 November 2007, 12:03   #15
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I was going to suggest that the snowmobiling must really suck in your neck of the woods -
PT, don't tell us you're a "Sledneck" to boot? 'Tis the season to rotate the toys...
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Am considering such a purchase - now that I've got that flat deck trailer, I may as well put it to use year round.
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- 25 C here this morning with the windchill of - 34 C. Definitely won't be using the boat until spring.
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- 25 C here this morning with the windchill of - 34 C. Definitely won't be using the boat until spring.
Yowsers... "Winterpeg" lives up to it's name again...
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Gratuitous knife turner! I was going to suggest that the snowmobiling must really suck in your neck of the woods - but then again the Mariposa/ Yosemite region is only a couple hours drive from you, isn't it?
It's about 3 hrs from here to Yosemite. Maybe 3.5 to the valley.

I've got a buddy who snowmobiles every year in Mariposa. Haven't heard too many people that know the town.

Stoo; if you do decide to head out to the left coast, let me know. We'll be diving every couple of weeks through the winter (weather permitting.) I can get you in in Monterey/Carmel; for the Channel Islands diving you'd be better off with one of the charter boats.


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