Traveling and a new camera in my possession!

Just as I was getting ready for a marvelous trek to Great Britain and wondering what to take pictures of first to share on this blog, I realized that my camera was no longer really up to date! I went to get another scan disk for extra photos and could only get a 2 gig disk…….The new ones can take as many as 7 or 8 thousand pics!!! Wow! this is something I want to look into!!!!………..And could not get an extra battery for  next day use without getting one online and not from the corner store so I was introduced to this little gem Nikon and had to have it……

My new camera!!
My new camera!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for pics from the British Isles in the next few weeks….Since I retired, I now have some extra time to be Grama and still travel and not be at work…..keep on truck’n………

Happy Trails!!   MJ

At last, Springtime and time for a little crabbing on the Coast…..

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This particular morning , we had woken up to very cool , dark and cloudy outside views from our camper……should we get up?? ” I think we should get going here and make some coffee at least”, I said. The tide chart does not wait for us to get to the bay! Its on a tight schedule and I always back up my time when we get over to the coast and keep that in mind while there….By backing up my time , I mean, if high tide is at 11:00am, and we need to launch the boat, make sure all the instruments are working properly, get thru the no wake zone, move into the bay from the docks, check the weather out in the bay,  check for  any big rollers coming in, get to where we want to drop the traps in, load the traps, check for other peoples traps (don’t want to get line wrapped around the  prop)….then we have to be out on the water by 9:00am!……so Yes, we need to get going and at least get some coffee going!  Premium crabbing is the best around high tide and ebb tide.

 

just launched
just launched

 

 

 

 

 

 

I usually get chicken drum sticks for bait

crab bait
crab bait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

we hit the right spot here
we hit the right spot here

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wonder if there will be any in this trap??....lol
I wonder if there will be any in this trap??….lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are busy for the next couple of hours but there is alot to see while out on the water…….

kayakers out in the early morning when its flat, they like to paddle around by the jetty's and sometimes they fish along here for rock fish or lingcod
kayakers out in the early morning when its flat, they like to paddle around by the jetty’s and sometimes they fish along here for rock fish or lingcod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lazy seals sunbathing for awhile
lazy seals sunbathing for awhile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my drumstick lov'n buddy's
my drumstick lov’n buddy’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

seagulls warming themselves on the piers....a delight to see!
seagulls warming themselves on the piers….a delight to see!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a view of the bay that we are fishing in this time.....such a nice morning!!
a view of the bay that we are fishing in this time…..such a nice morning!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A tinsy, winsy baby crab....he need to grow up for later! In the meantime, overboard you go!!
A tinsy, winsy baby crab….he needs to grow up for later! In the meantime, overboard you go!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seals are everywhere here......can be a nusanse! 4 or 5 five toegether playing just now......
Seals are everywhere here……can be a nuisanse! 4 or 5 five toegether playing just now…… they grab salmon off your line and run….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to our camp site where an adult drink and a nice warm campfire sounds good
Back to our camp site where an adult drink and a nice warm campfire sounds good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

night manuvers with the Coast Guard are always interesting to watch!
night manuvers with the Coast Guard are always interesting to watch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun times! Spring is always nice!!

Happy Trails!!

MJ