Monday, July 2, 2012

What's for Dinner -- Steamed Crab? - 7/1/12

On our last day in La Conner for a while we enjoy a bit more of the scenery and the history.

Methodist Church and Dogwoods

In a park we see stone sculptures and note the inscription for the Tugboat: "These interactive stone sculptures were conceived, designed, and built by The Northwest Stone Sculptors Association in cooperation with the Town of La Conner, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and the Marenakos Rock Center.  It is a spirited artistic example of hopeful human endeavor alive in this community."


In the afternoon, the successful crab fishermen return, and Claire and Richard of Restless stop by to give Herb a couple of nice live crabs in a bucket.  

Oh!  Although we have thought about crabbing, we don't have the tools for dressing them -- or so we think, at first.  Herb finds a piece of PVC pipe to use for stunning them, grabs a pair of gloves and works like a pro to clean them.

We meet a new friend, Paul Becker, who walks by, and shows us his several Ziplocs of crab he has already cleaned.  He tells us he had dropped his pots by Lopez Island in the San Juans at 6 AM and by 10 AM he had a wonderful catch.

No, Jake!  Not for You!

Crab feast tonight!

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Sunday, July 1, 2012

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