Friday, September 16, 2005

Salmon Harbor Marina, site C-22, in Winchester Bay is still our temporary home. The crabs have been coming regularly enough that we haven't even bothered to set up our boat, since we get between 8 and 14 from the dock each day. More friends arrive daily and besides Happy Hour at 4, we have had a crab feast, a taco night at the Eagle's Club, and tonight will be Mexican food at Del Sol, Dave & LaVerne's favorite restaurant.
Besides catching and cleaning crab, we have been picking and canning some too. We also bought some albacore tuna from one of the bigger boats and brined, smoked and canned that as well. This is all a LOT of work - but fun too, and we will be enjoying the fruits of our labor for years to come.
Lee & Susie Blattner arrived a few days ago, as well as Ron & Penny, Sid and Pam are back from Charleston, and Jeanne and Rodger, from Park Sierra arrived yesterday afternoon. Everyone is crabbing from the dock and doing well. Each day there is a 2 1/2 mile ladies walk, and today 4 of us drove to Coos Bay for garage sale shopping. There will be more activity as time gets closer to the official opening of the Crabfest on the 26th.
Our cell phone service is practically nil so all we can get are messages. Plus our cell phone battery is failing fast and there is no Verizon place nearby to replace it. So if you are trying to call us, leave a message and please be patient.
The weather has been very changeable but we have enjoyed lots of sunshine, off and on. When we look out over the water in the morning, it is like glass, and we even have a resident blue heron hanging around the shore near our rigs. With all the crabs, good times with friends, and fairly nice weather, it doesn't get much better than this!

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