I don't think I've ever asked a man emerging from the ocean that question before and I'm surprised at how many were happy to show me :) On Sorrento beach early yesterday morning to take photos for the first time of the recreational abalone fishing that occurs only four times a year for exactly one hour each time.. from 7am to 8am. The hunt for Abalone, a marine sea snail, a
apparently highly tasty morsel, the mother-of-pearl shells used for decoration is hugely popular with Perth's Asian community..
Regulations re size, numbers and current license is incredibly strict, there were inspectors waiting on the beach to examine random catches.. it would have been impossible to check all but the possibility of you being the one hopefully keeps everyone honest. That's the
supposedly delectable little suckers below, not the most attractive creatures but cooked this way who knows :) Below that's about the size of most of the bags coming out at the end of the hour, maybe a one family meal size. There was much talking, laughing etc so a successful endeavour all round although for the abalone not so much :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. Check out that sky.. it was like an ever changing masterpiece!