I have been putting a lot of time & energy into getting my boat ready to launch - scraping, sanding, painting, etc. So I was ready for a change of pace when I was asked to join friends out in the sound yesterday raking for clams. We left the docks at 11 am, and returned about 1:30. Bringing home a bucket of clams was a nice treat, but the real appeal was the opportunity to wade in the water (it wasn't even cold), watch the birds dive for fish, and savor another gorgeous spring day.
I am hoping to launch my boat this afternoon (the new paint job gleams in the bright sunshine)...and then I can go clamming anytime I want!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Project Nutmeg, and how Ocracoke almost became a site for testing nuclear weapons. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042112.htm.