Actually we have had a perfect weather day, almost no wind, sun all day with barely a cloud in the sky.
We packed up early, after a little hiccup in the baking dept. Dave asked the bread machine to make bread and it made dough, not what we really wanted to take on a picnic, so we took some previously made rolls instead. But, not daunted, we set off to pick up a friend who was going to show us some good fishing/abalone spots.
I am used to street signs, and street names telling me where I am, and where to go. Here it is all done by pole number. The electricity poles are numbered, and directions will include which pole to turn at. So we toured several pole roads, and found some really beautiful spots, but not many fish or abalone.
So after a good lunch on an idyllic spot at one of the beaches, we went off to our tried and tested spot at West End, and Dave dived again, getting very cold, but also a decent haul of abalone. I was lucky enough to catch a huge Wrasse, and 2 just size, so we can leave enough food for the cats while we are away, which is a huge relief for them, and for us. (I am not an author, the abalone are for human consumption, only the Wrasse are for the cats, sorry!)
We were in a really busy spot, there was one other vehicle parked with a trailer, and we could see their boat out in the bay. While Dave was in the water, they came back to shore, and I was really worried for a moment that they would not see his black wetsuit hood in the water. His snorkel did have a coloured top, but the glue was not waterproof, so it came off. (No, we didn't litter, I brought it home, with plans to reattach it, but it hasn't happened.) It turned out that we knew the people on the boat, and they saw Dave, but suggested that he take a bouy with him next time, so as to be more visible to boats, who would hate to hit him! So, next item on the agenda is to get a diving bouy. Apparently if it is blue and white, it will mean he is diving with tanks, but as he is free diving this is not right. I just think any bouy would act as a warning to boats, no matter what colour it is!!
Anyway, we all came away tired but happy, watching a beautiful sunset, in an almost cloudless sky, with the full moon looking on. Really romantic stuff, who would want to live anywhere else?