Today we took a little trip to the coast to try our hand at catching crabs.
It was a little colder than we expected. It didn't seem to bother the numerous surf scoter ducks.
Pulling up the crab rings.
It's not a lot of fun when it's barely 40º and the wind is blowing. I had to do something so I got a couple more pictures of the sea ducks.
We had two crab rings. One has a bait basket that locks the bait in a cage. The other ring just has the bait pinned to the ring.
We discovered this fellow was having an easy lunch with the unprotected bait. (Look at the middle of the picture. It's a seal.)More sea ducks under the pier.
Coast Guard chopper buzzing around.
Well, the crabbing didn't go so well. We got a total of three, so we didn't get totally skunked, but they were too small and we had to throw them back.
So to make up for it we stopped at the oyster place and got a few fresh oysters! Can you say Oysters Rockefeller, Oysters Casino, Fried Oysters, and Tina's Favorite Oysters? YUMMY!