Abalone Diving

In March I went on an abalone diving excursion with a group of underwater hockey players (that is a thing!) at Walsh Cove, Ca. We stayed at the gorgeous Ocean Cove Campground. Early in the morning on Saturday they got geared up and jumped into very cold water in search of their quarry, a large, edible mollusk whose harvest is closely monitored and regulated. Since I'm neither a diver nor an underwater hockey player, I stayed on the shore and sketched them from a safe perch on the cliff above the cove.