Thursday, October 3, 2013

RV Park Fort Bragg October 2013 Abalone Hunt

Beach weeks are a great value. Enjoy Fall. Beach weeks are now on sale. Take a tour, call, or visit 10 am to 6pm every day. Yes We Are Open All Year :0)

  
Getting Big

8.99 Pounds - winner winner chicken dinner? 
October 3, 2013, the "Fort Bragg Big Red Abalone Hunt" is ending soon. Old and new friends arrive each October looking to find their last "Big Red Abalone" for a year. This year the largest abalone is 8.99 pounds, weighed at the camp market. This abalone also measured 10 inches, it was captured by Rob.  His "Big Red Abalone" may win the 2013 "Big Red Abalone Hunt", unless... someone brings in a 9 pound "Big Red" pretty soon. 



Jimmy found the second heaviest abalone so far, a 9.9 inch abalone that was 10 inches counting a barnacle, but after all... a barnacle is not abalone, so this one is a 9.9 inch abalone that weighs 8.2 lbs. and is in second place.
9.9 Inches plus barnacle?

4.75 pound abalone shell
                                                       

This shell weighed 4.75 lbs with no abalone in it, heaviest Red Abalone Shell weighed this year.
Compare anywhere to here, beautiful North Highway 1 around Fort Bragg, California is waiting for you to discover. Here the ocean, forest and mountains are bordered by Highway 1, Highway 101, Highway 20 and Highway 128. Each of these routes are pristine drives. Highway access on all edges of this region allow much to be visited easily.  Slow trips on twisty roads and/or hiking trails are popular excursions also. Extended visits happen often here. Camping with a Jeep, boat, Kayak, motorcycle or bike for exploring remote areas are good trips too.  Some ride a train through the redwoods or they spend a day at the botanical garden.  My point is this, there are many things other than "The Big Red Abalone", to discover here.

Getting Bigger
Each season provides a unique dimension. In spring many colorful wild flowers line the edges of amazing coastal forests. Summer grasses arrive with shades of red, yellow, and brown blending into dark green forests, or black rocky ocean cliffs near sandy beaches. In fall fair weather increases as the summer breeze and coastal fog yield to an increase of warm days with blue skies. December through February are mild and wet as winter produces wild forest mushrooms. This rainy season is lacking snow and ice as these coastal winter temperatures rarely freeze. As winter ends I like to visit rivers, streams, waterfalls, coves, beaches, ocean caves and tide pools as they explode with water and green shoots starting every March. As spring returns so do many animals and people as each season brings a new adventure.

:0) This part of the North Coast of the Pacific is amazing - I ask people who explore here, is it the most beautiful place on earth? People mostly agree that I do ask a good question and they enjoy discussing beauty they find here and comparing also to other places they've seen. :0)