This week I wanted to focus on one of the highlights of my weekend, my first crabbing trip!
Bright and early on Saturday morning, my dad and I headed out to go crabbing up in Pacifica, as planned. Dungeness crab season runs through the end of January, and I was glad to get out there for my first experience before the season ends.
The weather was extremely forgiving, and the predicted rain never came. The view from the pier was breathtaking and I spent bit of time enraptured by it before focusing my attention on the task at hand.
We braved the chill (admittedly, I am always cold so I was extra freezing) and baited our line (with squid) before tossing it into the depths of the ocean.
The process is a slow one, as you typically wait five to ten minutes, pull up the line to check your catch, and then repeat.
I grabbed us some coffees while we waited from a cute little shops at the front of the pier.
We ended up catching two little guys, but the were just short of the legal regulation size so we went ahead and threw them back. Our plan from the start was to head up to Half Moon Bay to buy freshly caught crabs off the boats for dinner in case we didn’t end up catching any ourselves.
After spending a while longer on the pair, we packed up and got back in the car to go buy dinner!
We bought three crabs and cooked them up later that night for a delicious meal.
I hope everyone had a just as marvelous weekend, I’d love to hear about it!
So, what was the best part of your weekend?