Tuesday, August 12, 2008

8/12/08 Greetings Blog Readers, from Winchester Bay, OR. We have now moved south and are established in a spot at Salmon Harbor Marina and have paid for a month. Unfortunately, I started getting sick the day before we moved here and for the last 5 days I have been the most ill I have ever been with a gastro-intestinal disorder. We used some medicine we picked up in Egypt and Thailand and finally today I am starting to feel much better. Of course, I am still weak.
Our friends from the RoVing Rods, Donna and Ron Gibson have been staying in Reedsport at an RV park and they came over to welcome us when we got here. Then, a few days later, Ron caught 2 silver salmon and they brought over several packages of fillets for us. We fixed some for dinner and it was so delicious. We just love having seafood on the coast!!
Elaine has been crabbing off the dock and doing her own thing while waiting for me to get stronger so we can put our boat together. That might happen in a day or two. Here she is, cutting up tuna carcasses for bait.

Then she checks her traps and baits them again:

But today, when she checked her traps, she not only got a big crab but it had a tag on it which means she is in contention for the $1000 prize in a month long contest here. There are other prizes too. Won't know until the 31st!!

When she went over to the Sportmen's Cannery to register her tag, they took a picture of her with her big crab and gave her a red baseball cap that says "Crab Bounty Hunt".

There were 3 other keepers in our traps today too, so tonight we will be having a delicious crab dinner. Yum!
The weather over the weekend was absolutely gorgeous, of course, since I wasn't well enough to go outside. Just look at our beautiful view which seems even better when the sun shines.
Since then, it has been overcast and cold. Luckily, for me, there has been good TV, with the Olympics going on. Elaine has been doing a little beading and soon she will have a lovely new bracelet. No doubt there will be a picture of it in the next blog entry.


Ken said...
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CaliforniaGrammy said...

Good Lord Almighty, way to go Elaine! Sure wish we were there to help you eat him . . .

CaliforniaGrammy said...

Hope you're feeling better today, Mary.

John & Cathy Robnik said...

congratulations on the big find- now enjoy eating him. We certainly are enjoying our lobsters on the east coast where the seafood is spectacular. Hope you are feeling better very soon.

Mimi said...

Mary, Glad your feeling better. Hope you make 100% very soon!

Elaine, Girl, YOU GO!

Miss you both!

Laura said...

Congrats on the big one, I hope you win. Cannot wait to visit with you at Park Sierra.
Love you, Laura

TravelingGrammy said...

You're making me drool with th pi of crab...hope all the intestinal goop is done-save some crab for me!