I couldn't imagine how three Indiana boys who grew up surrounded by corn and soy beans would do raking clams in Pamlico Sound. Read below, and click on the photos, to find out!
Lou Ann's sons, Aaron, Adam, & Abe, with me leaving the dock in my newly launched skiff:
In an hour and a half we had gathered 187 clams (our legal limit was 200!). They did great. Here we are back at my house opening their dinner (Jonah & Matthew are watching):
Abe opened the clams and laid them on the table:
Adam & Aaron loosened the meat, and put it in a bowl, and piled the empty shells in a bucket:
Adam carried the clam meat and juice into the house to fix clam chowder:
Congratulations to Aaron, Adam, & Abe. As we say on Ocracoke, "You done good!" I think they're having a great vacation.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the autobiography of Frank Treat Fulcher. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052111.htm.