Sunday, August 31, 2008

A day on the river

Okay so... this whole boat thing is kinda novel and the learning curve is pretty steep, too. Sitting here typing, I still feel myself rocking back and forth, kinda like you feel after a day spent rollerskating. Very disconcerting. I almost think I may be seasick. Is that even possible or did I just get too much sun?


Mention a boat and my brother Brian magically appears. Our idea today was to do some crabbing, so Bri found himself in charge of cutting bait, which I learned he's pretty good at.

I also learned he's really squeamish about these worms... nasty things he was using for the fishing poles. They made him squirm like a girl. Very funny.

I really need to do something with my hair. Could it maybe stick up in one more different direction?

I was surprised (boo hiss!) to find mute swans on the river...

Nice, though, was this oystercatcher feeding near a sandbar. They are such cool birds. It's very hard to take pics on a rocking boat... though at this time we were almost stuck on that sandbar.


Have I mentioned that my brother is a total goofball? You're suppossed to stay in the boat!

So... we didn't catch many crabs at all, but Bri did the goofy fisherman grin anyway. A bad day fishing.... (you know the rest)

He got the pretty blue claws, but I got this tiny little calico crab that didn't even try to bite me.



Susan Gets Native said...

And why didn't we get the goofy, Delia-style "Goofy fisherman" grin from YOU???

Anonymous said...

There's not much better than fresh crabs. No matter how few you get. Glad you didn't get bit!

Sekhar said...


Jayne said...

What a fun day! Heck, I see three crabs for three people...err... well, guess that calico crab wasn't that much of a meal. ;c)

NCmountainwoman said...

Sounds like a fun day. I love crabs, but I want someone else to pick them for me.

Lynne said...

Sounds like a fun day to me too. I think your hair looks wind-tossed and cute!!

KGMom said...

Laura--methinks this boat may turn out to be the source of much fun--goofy or otherwise. And a great way to take pics. You will just need to get accustomed to posting while the boat rocks!
Oh, don't worry about the hair. It looks great--and you look happy.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Looks like a GREAT day boating .. we had a boat once and went out in the San Juans for several days in the summer. Walked like drunken sailors for two ro three hours after getting off! Never noticed it while on the boat, just when off!

RuthieJ said...

Looks like fun! Hope you had your sunscreen on!

cedrorum said...

I knew the BFAB pictures would be coming soon. Looking forward to many more. What fun it looks like y'all had. And I'm thinking if you were seasick you wouldn't be wondering if you were. I think it was too much sun.

LauraHinNJ said...

Susan: lol! I was too busy making sure I didn't lose a finger.

Liza: Yeah... I don't eat them myself.

Sekhar: :-)

Jayne: Exactly.

NCMountainWoman: The MIL gets most all of them.

Lynne: You're very kind.

KGMom: I'd imagine so, yeah.

Rabbit's Guy: Yeah, it was funny that it didn't notice it until a couple hours later.

Ruthie: Hm. No.


Cedrorum: What's BFAB stand for again?


You're right about the seasick bit. Been there once... never again if I can help it.