Clams, Seals, Eagles, Crabs, and Oysters.
Well, I was trying to take a family day today, and I would have gotten away with it to, if it hadn’t been for that meddling Possum.
We headed out early to Grayland for a rare -1.2 spring tide daylight clam dig. It took a little over an hour, but the 10 of us in the family managed to dig 150 clams. We also saw a seal pup sleeping on the beach. There was a big sign that a park or wildlife official must have placed saying it is illegal to disturb the seal. Yet it seems they had to have disturbed it some to get the sign so close… In any case, I think people are the least of this pups worries since I noticed a bald eagle circling above. I can just imagine that eagle thinking, “if those humans would just leave, I could nab that little seal pup for lunch”.
After we left the beach, my aunt went crabbing while my wife and I took the kids to a soccer game. Unfortunately I was called away to pick up a captured Opossum. I also had to pick up a deer carcass. It made for a smelly and messy afternoon.
We are still cleaning clams, and making chowder. Almost time for bed and a new day tomorrow.
All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy. I do try to get some play time in. Next week, Squirrels and bass/trout at Lake Cushman!