I believe last year I meekly described attempting to 'plug back in' to the real world life after the annual Big Sur dive trip. This year there will be no such attempt. Daily life and real life are one and the same. The daily lives of dolphin and whales, for example, as observed from a high promontory overlooking Limekiln Beach in May, or of massive schools of rockfish, as observed 40 feet down near the outpoor of Plaskett creek, are as real as my daily life at this desk, realer perhaps. And when chance favors you to meet people in these wilder places and share what can be shared, part of the appreciation for that place is the spirit and candor engendered within us, and the generosity born of others or for others, which must not be let go, for it is then and there as real as it gets. I am thankful for the opportunity to post these photos from such brilliant story tellers as Keenan and McD, who along with some newbs (one for Big sur, one for the Earth), rounded out the old team that plunged into the sea each day for a week, much to the chagrin of many a hiding Cabezon, to harvest for table and soul.