Crabbing

You may be wondering where are all the pictures of the boys from our trip to Seattle? Well here they are out on G-pa Larry’s boat crabbing. Big Larry, Dan, BJ, Thomas and Daniel all went out to catch us a crab feast.

Here’s BJ putting the bait in the traps. They bait them then drop them all in the water. After eating lunch on the boat they go back around to see what they’ve caught.

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This one looks pretty full. You have to use those red things to make sure the crabs are big enough. If not, back into the sound they go. Since there were 5 people on the boat they were allowed to keep 25 crabs.

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I think its funny how Daniel is all bundled up in many layers of clothing plus the big heavy coat and then there’s BJ in just a flannel. The weather’s so different than just a few weeks ago deep sea fishing in North Carolina, there you have to worry about getting sunburnt and being too hot.

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BJ is an old pro at this, Daniel on the other hand looks much more hesitant about holding the crabs (notice the tongs.)

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Why does Dan always catch the smallest creatures?

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Looks like the boys have gotten over their fear of the crabs for a photo.

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Finally Dan with something a little bigger.

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They caught their limit so a crab feast it will be!

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Since Shauna’s husband Chef Larry is in Alaska cooking on a private yacht Dan had to take over the cooking. We’re on Judy and Larry’s deck which is set all up for just these type of feasts. It’s a regular thing for them to go crabbing.

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Look at the table all nice and clean waiting for the feast.

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And this is what it looks like after all the crabs have been cooked.

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The view of Lake Washington from Judy and Larry’s deck. One of the reasons I miss living there.

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We’re much cleaner eaters at the girls table, that’s mom, G-ma Judy and Shauna.

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We missed Little Larry at our crab feast but it was still a wonderful time with family!

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One thought on “Crabbing

  1. Thomas is the only one in those photos who still looks like a boy instead of a man. Still that sweet smile. What great family memories. What were you implying about Dan and the small things?

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