Our son Travis took our C-Dory boat crabbing over the weekend. His friend from work Ernie went along and he took both of the boys. They caught 70 big Dungeness Crab!!
Hayden went for the first time and he did great! I think it's great that they are learning to fish and crab at such a young age, they will have a lifetime of such adventures ahead of them.
They stayed in the yard of their boss, Jerry, as he has a house there. The guys spent the night on the boat in the cabin and Ernie pitched a tent. He went out crabbing with them on Saturday and Sunday. This is him with showing how the crabs were legal size on the crab gauge.
On Sunday they went on an adventure, motoring 7 miles off-shore where they fished and caught one Coho Salmon. The wonderful Pacific Ocean! They were launching out of Ilwaco, Washington.
I'm so happy to see that Hayden went along and enjoyed himself.
A full crab pot!
Both boys having a great day with Dad and his friends.
Ice chest full of crab! They cooked them when they got home each day and brought them home ready to eat. I actually cracked and ate two crab when they got home! :-P
See the bait in the middle of the crab pot? That is what draws the crabs to crawl in. The guys used Shad fish they caught specifically to use as crab bait.. and some chicken.
A closer look.
Peekaboo.. I see you!
Did you know that August 7th was National Purple Heart Day in the USA? Dayle got a new hat as his old one was pretty worn out. He was awarded a Purple Heart when he was shot in the thigh while flying his "Loach" helicopter in the Army on May 3, 1968 on a scouting mission.
I drove him to Hillsboro, OR yesterday to get a cortisone steroid shot in his bulging disc. It might take 3 or 4 days for it to begin to help his pain.
Lee, our painter helper came out yesterday and did some more work and Travis also got in his painting clothes after a full day of work and finally got to the last green parts!! It was scary to see him at the top of the ladder like that, though. I absolutely love the red and white color scheme!! I'm thinking we'll need new Christmas lights in red and white, what do you think?
We're off to run some errands soon.. but mostly he is taking it easy, doctor's orders. How is your week going? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)