At the recommendation of Roger Clark, we go to Nell Thorn Restaurant for lunch, and are pleased at the ambiance and courtesy of the staff. We are led upstairs to a cozy room overlooking the picturesque town below.
Herb's Rolled Omelet with Truffle is a delight, and I really enjoyed my Nell Burger - a very different burger of Skagit River Ranch organic patty and spread with creamy Gorgonzola. Yum!
In the afternoon back at the boat we are visited by two volunteers with Skagit County Beach Watchers, who help to educate recreational crabbers on reducing the unintentional mortality of crabs lost in abandoned crab pots.
They give us calipers to measure the size of crabs and showed us the diagrams on determining male or female. Also included in our packet are two lengths of cord which will degrade over a short time and allow abandoned crabs to escape.
We think seriously about buying some crab pots and trying our luck.......
|Knot for Sale|
|Find Willie's Tug|
We enjoy learning about the area and its stories. We are told that the picnic huts in the park across the Swinomish Channel from us are designed to resemble hats that some Indian tribal women wove and wore.
We would love to hear more.
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Friday, June 29, 2012