― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
Fishing, clam-digging, eating, talking, laughing and a margarita or two. Doesn't that sound like the perfect weekend? My friend Debbie and her partner Venessa came up from Cali a couple of weeks ago and that's how we passed the time. This was the first time Debbie and I had spent together in, what?, 20 years. Crazy! Needless to say the days went by way to fast!
A foggy morning was spent on the beach digging for Razor Clams.
Debbie was the proud digger of the first clam of the day.
Riff trying to show us up. Alright, maybe he did. Just a little bit.
5:30 loading time came early the next morning but the early bird gets the...fish.
The Lady Dee was our ride for the day.
We hung out. We waited. We puked. Ok- we really didn't. Not true.
Then, in true Debbie form, she brought in the first salmon of the day.
Not to be outdone, the rest of us followed suit.
We all had some nice Coho's in the hatch, but...
Debbie just couldn't take it so she had to wrestle in a much bigger Chinook to show off and hang next to our little Coho's.
We were all a little bit sunburnt, but that's just the sign of an excellent day!
Good friends, good food, good fun.
(and a big thank you to Riff for putting up with us!)