Winner, Winner, Crab Dinner!

I took a stroll to the end of Weems Creek with my kayak. It was a sunny afternoon and I enjoyed spotting wildlife; herons, ducks, turtles, snakes (ewe), and jellyfish. But I was really on a mission to find the crabs’ secret lair. (They must have a lair because we sure weren’t finding them in the open creek.)

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I returned to the boat with good news, I found the crabs!! I excitedly told Brian that the crabs were scuttling along the walls of the bridges. We hastily cleaned up from project mode – successful completion of the motor mount for the new outboard engine – and loaded up the dinghy with the fishing net, a bucket, the crab trap, line, and chicken bones. We dinghied over to Serendipity to steal Matt & Jess away from their projects for an afternoon of crabbing!

I must pause to give Brian credit for this good work while I was leisurely kayaking. The motor mount works, as does the wooden kill switch stopper that Brian fashioned after we lost our safety lanyard.

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…back to EXCITED FUN CRABBING!
Brian & Matt took the dinghy to the swing bridge while Jess & I followed close behind in the kayaks. Sure enough, they spotted the crabs and got to catching. They were able to sweep the crabs right off the wall!

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We can only keep crabs that are 5 1/4 inches and male. All smaller and female had to be returned to the water. Our first keeper!

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The guys moved onto the larger bridge after combing the swing bride for over an hour. Jess & I lovingly deemed “the peanut gallery” chatted away, explored, and provided moral support to our crabbing men.

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Mmmm…blue crabs! Grand total: 21 Blue Crabs – 1 Softshell Crab

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It’s gonna be hot in my big, silver pot!

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