Please pardon my absence. Everything is fine, and for those who've expressed concern, while I appreciate the sentiment I can assure you that there's nothing to worry about. I've recently decided to take a break and devote some time to other interests, namely art and spearfishing.
I've seen so much of the Southern Los Padres over the years that it's not inconceivable that I may be experiencing a degree of burnout. Maybe it's that I'm not as hardcore as in the past, maybe it's age, maybe "Low-T", but for whatever reason I'm not as motivated as usual to go out and thrash myself in the local wilderness.
This is not a permanent condition. For a month or so I considered retiring from writing this blog. After a long and carefully considered contemplation I decided that I enjoy writing these posts and sharing new experiences and that at times I do have something worth writing about so I'll keep doing it. Also, I've gotten feedback and ideas and met some really great people through what I've posted over the years and I'd like that to continue.
So even though I'm not particularly gung-ho at the moment I have no intention of permanently abandoning what I do with this page, but for the time being I'm developing some long abandoned sculpture ideas and working on my breath holds while dreaming of stoning white sea bass.
No worries, regular programming will resume in due time. Meanwhile, do the voodoo that you do.