Thursday, April 10, 2008

Clam Digging April 8

We had the best day on the beach clam digging. I forgot to get a photo of the size of the clams--just think Alaskan BIG! They are called razor clams and are much bigger than our butter clams. They have to be cleaned. The guy on the 4-wheeler was a friend who went with our friends. We drove in a beater car 4-wheel drive to the best spot where the sand bars were exposed. It was very wet though. And cold but we dressed for it--we had Tyvek suits under our clothing. I felt like Michelin Man. I had to unzip my coat and take off my gloves. It really was fun. Larry uses a clam gun and does not get on his knees like the guy in the one photo. The others were digging but the clams can go down so fast you have to get on your hands and knees and grab 'em sometimes. The clam gun brings up the mud and hopefully the clam in the mud. I love being out at the beach. It was a pretty day but by 3:00 we had snow coming down. We got a few more inches but it has gone now--but we still have winter snow piles.


Candi said...

Franie, looks like you guys had a great time!:) It's so hard to visualize that as Alaska!lol Don't ask me why. Guess it's like here in CA, folks have a vision and that's all there is to it. Not what it really is. lol
Lots of HUGZ:)

Gail said...

What a beautiful day you had, looks like it was very productive as well as enjoyable. Enjoy the clams.

QltnRobin said...

OH WOW!!! reminds me of when I used to go hunt for gooeyducks in seattle. They sure can dig faster than I can! hahaha. But it was fun to do it, the bubbles, the burbles and the playing in wet sand. Of course it was much warmer when I did it! ENJOY the fresh clam meals, I sure miss them!
Robin in Idaho