Monday, July 27, 2009

Clamming on Ocracoke

This summer has been flying by for us so far. I've been enjoying my job doing massage and Brian has been working looooong days as the parasail boat captain. He's loving it, but I miss him a little. This beautiful sunset is on a typical Ocracoke evening from the Jolly Roger Restaurant where Brian docks the parasail boat.
Our little one pot herb garden is doing well. Our sweet friend, Tom, leaves goodies from his garden in it from time to time. I love coming home and finding fresh, ripe tomatoes and surprises like the butternut squash you see above! Thanks, Tom!
Okay, I had to snap a picture of this isle in the grocery store. Does anyone else think it's totally screwed up to put the school supplies in the junk food isle!? Jeez! This summer I've been focusing on eating as pure as possible - no processed food or factory farmed animal products, mostly fruits and vegetables - so, I really think it's sad that kids, (and their parents), get extra pressure to feed themselves disease causing, sugar and chemical laden food when they go to pick up school supplies.
On my way back from the grocery store, the ferry ride was sooooo beautiful!!! The water looked like the Caribbean!
Ahhhhhh, a lovely and relaxing day of clamming near Portsmouth Island. Brian and Scott are checking out this spot for us, while the dogs play on the land.

The weather was perfect, as you can see...

Tony's squeeze, Martha, cleverly avoiding the sun.
Cool photo, I had water on the lens... I like it.
These four little clams turned into almost 200 by the end of the day!
Playing with the underwater camera...

Yeah, I had a nice sunburn by the time it was all over. I knew I should've covered up, but the sunshine felt so good!

The dogs swam around like this for hours! So easily entertained! I think they were hunting fish.
Scott and Martha pulling the boats around to a better spot.

This was just half the story. That night we shucked every one of those clams and made clams casino. They were delicious!

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