Monday, June 15, 2009

Beach Day!

Yesterday my wife and I enjoyed a nice day at the beach. It was absolutely beautiful. The white sands, the blue/green water and the nice blue sky! There were some clouds for a second, but the beauty of Florida is that the storms go as fast as the arrive! We swam for a while but spent most of our time on a blanket under our beach umbrella. It was very nice. While in the water I did try to find some sea life, but I was unable to locate anything. I also left the camera at home so I don't have any beautiful pictures to show, but I'll remember next time. Beyond that, the weekend was busy, but I had a lot of fun at the beach!


Monday, June 8, 2009

I Can't Catch Crab, But I Can Catch Sun

Hello! If you've been following along, I have not been successful in catching any crab lately (I blame the waters and not my skill). In fact, if you review some of my previous posts, I'm quite good at catching Lightning Whelks (Sea Snails)! Well, my wife and I learned that I'm also quite talented at catching the sun's rays!

We took out puppy to the beach and frollicked in the water. Long story short, I got slightly sub burnt along with my wife. I broke one of my cardinal rules: Wear sunscreen when in the sun! It is not the worst sun burn I have had, but any sunburn is bad! Anyways, that was my weekend.


Below are some photos that I promised:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Very Sad Story!

Well, it's not terribly sad but today I was crabbing and when I attempted to retrieve my ring net, the line on the ring net broke and I lost the whole rig. My wife was on the pier with me and when I pulled up the nylon rope with nothing but a hook at the end a silence came over that small little pier. I complained a lot. It's not that the rig was expensive, because it wasn't, but the frustration of losing it and the rest of my crabbing day. At least the ring net was made of cotton string so it will rot into nothing, unfortunately the metal rings will be down there for some time. I hope they won't do any damage to the habitat. Anyways, that's what is happening in Debris Central.

In case you've been following along, the crabbing hasn't been going well for me, but that is because of my awful location. I promise though, one of these days I will pull up some crab and get great pictures for you all!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Great, Salty Mollusks! A Sea Snail! Again!

This morning I decided to head out to a fishing pier near me and get some time in before I headed off to work. I decided to set out a crab net and fish while waiting. Needless to say, nothing was biting and nothing was finding my crab net either. When I decided to call it in I packed everything up and pulled out the crab net. I did catch something, but unfortunately it wasn't a crab. I had actually caught two sea snails, and they were big! I didn't eat them of course, I tossed them back. I just can't seem to escape from sea snails though! See my below post if you're wondering what I'm talking about. I'm posting a video I took with my cell phone. Just wanted to let you guys know what's happening at Debris Central.