|Jorge displays the 10 inch abalones he plucked from the waters of Sea Ranch that give our home its name.|
It has been some time since I’ve joined my husband, his brother, and our friends in abalone diving. However, my husband, Jorge, continues to dive and loves diving right here at Sea Ranch every time he has a chance. It’s not an easy task but one he loves to take on. And of course we are all glad that he does because there is nothing like freshly fried abalone, or as the locals call them, abs.
To get the to that special spot requires you first have some mountaineering experience, or at least be nimble of foot and not afraid of heights.
Abalone Diving at Fort Ross
Besides abalone diving near Abalone Bay, he also dives at Fort Ross.
|Walking with caution down the side of the cliff of loose shale, using his spear gun as walking stick|
|Ready to go diving|
|Jorge returns to the top of the cliff, his float bulging with the hefty abalone and fish.|
After Diving for Abalone Comes Eating Abalone!
|Our friend, Doug, pries the foot out of the shell then beats it to soften the muscle,|
|After the foot has been beaten to break up and soften the muscle, it is lightly floured and deep fried|
|There is nothing better in this world than freshly caught abalone served up hot!
Our friend, Betty offers sliced abalone to friends.
The following video offers a really good example of what it is like diving for abalone.
We hope you try diving while you are at The Sea Ranch. If you do, let us know how your luck was!