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Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey GREAT START!

Postby swelll » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:20 pm

Diving Sat and Sun (Sept 21 and 22) and camping Fri and Sat nights.

Join us for our annual Northern California Campout and Survey Extravaganza up in Sonoma County! It is a fun weekend of surveying, playing, and celebrating a successful season. We will attempt to survey 4 sites on Saturday and Sunday depending on the size group and conditions including: Gerstle Cove, Stillwater Cove, Ft. Ross, and Ocean Cove. Plan on doing two dives per day. Then we head back to camp together, feast, and relax. Bring your families, they can dive, hike, visit Fort Ross, and/or play on the beach while we survey.

If you are coming just for the day we will meet each morning at our campsite in Ocean Cove campground at 8:30am to discuss which sites everyone will be going to.

Accommodations:
-We will be camping at Ocean Cove Campground on Friday and Saturday nights. There are pit toilets and showers that take quarters and a small convenience store across the street. There is no cell phone service in the area so make all your plans and ask questions before your leave. We'll put up banners so that you can find our site. Camping is $20/car so carpool! Plan to pay $20 to get into the campsite, we'll pay you back. Do NOT tell the guy at the kiosk that you are here with Reef Check... he won't know what you are talking about and he is known to be grumpy.

Tanks:
-If you plan to do two dives a day you will need 4 tanks, as there is no place to get fills anywhere nearby. SSU Scuba Program however has offered to bring tanks for those in need on Saturday only. So for example if you can bring two tanks you can use their on Saturday and theirs on Sunday. If you want tanks brought for you let me know ahead of time. However if you can bring 3-4 tanks for the two days we would be VERY grateful!

What to bring:
-All your dive gear including tanks (unless you put in an order with us) and a working flashlight, your survey gear (slate and tape)
-Camping gear, food, and drink for yourself, a dish to share for our potluck on Sat night if you want.
-$24 to get in to the campground. We'll pay you back.
-Please carpool if possible! We pay by the car to camp.
-Quarters for the shower ($2 for 5 min of hot water)

Location: 16.4 miles north of the town of Jenner.
Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?client=saf ... TF-8&hl=en
Look for the Ocean Cove store on the right and the campground is there on the left (ocean side).

If you plan to collect abalone on this trip you need to have a current fishing license AND abalone report card. Please obtain these BEFORE arriving at the camp site as there is no place to buy them locally. Please review the current regulations on this site http://www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/abalone.asp and plan to bring your own approved ab iron and gauge.

Let me know when you RSVP if you are coming for one or two days, if you'll be camping, and if you'll need tanks.

Its going to be a fun weekend!

Who's coming and can you bring tanks?
1. Megan W.
2. Camilla (0) wants to carpool from San Jose
3. Todd T (0)
4. Keith wants to carpool from Monterey (2)
5. Bruce C. (2)
6. Eric S. (0) wants to carpool from Oakland
7. Bill M (1 day) (0)
8. Gary H (1)
9. Mark S. (2)
10. Brian S. (2)
11. Mark C. (0)
12. David C (1)
13. Sophie (2)

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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby camilla163 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:52 pm

Count me in!
I can bring four tanks. I'm coming up from San Jose and am open to carpooling.
-Camilla

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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby toddtemple » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:51 pm

I'm in and I'll bring 4 tanks

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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby swelll » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:01 am

toddtemple wrote:I'm in and I'll bring 4 tanks


Todd,
At our SLO campout two weeks ago someone said "I really wish Todd was here this morning with a smile and a coffee" :)

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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby Kadugan » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:15 pm

Well, if Todd is going, count me in!

I'll be taking the little camper north from the Monterey area if someone wants to share a ride.
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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby BruceC » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:08 pm

Well if Slate's going- count me in too.


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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby sommerau » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:29 am

I can do this one!! I'll bring 4 tanks.

Also, Ocean Cove is $24/car/night this year, fyi.

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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby sommerau » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:30 am

Both nights, diving Saturday, leaving early Sunday for the Niner game.
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Postby sommerau » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:35 am

Also I am driving from Oakland so if anyone is in the area we can carpool. I will not be diving on Sunday, however I will stay Saturday night.

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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby azul » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:23 pm

I will come up one day. bill
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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby ghenry1102 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:26 am

Sounds like a good trip count me in I have 3 tanks - would also like to get an abalone dive in - ? what time on Fri, 20th are you going to be at the camp ground?

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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby bsullivan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:00 pm

Sullivan brothers in for both days of surveying. We only have 3 tanks between 2 people. If you guys are really desperate for tanks, I could bring my doubles, but would prefer to avoid that.

I'm spending this week at UC Davis Bodega bay for the boating class so I may be able to talk my way into borrowing a bunch of their tanks, but no idea how probable that is yet.

Wish I bagged some Monterey jellies last weekend to hurl at Todd upon arrival or to slip into his sleeping bag at night.

brian

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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby markcooley » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:17 am

If there are going to be two Sullivans, I figure we ought to have two Marks, just to make it more confusing. So I am in, will probably only camp Saturday night.

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Re: Nor Cal- Sept 21-22- Sonoma survey and campout extravaga

Postby David Chervin » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:36 pm

Please count me in!!

I will be coming up with the family and we will stay Friday and Saturday nights.

I have 3 tanks that make sense for shore diving, so if you could bring up one extra tank that would be great.

Thanks,

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