|Went out Saturday morning to take advantage of the low tide to dig for clams at Bodega Bay. Heaps of people had the exact same idea that day, but there was plenty of room for all.
Between me and two friends, we managed a dozen gapers and 2 butter clams. It was tough and muddy work, and my finger is still sore; from what, I don't recall, perhaps from tugging hard at the nose of a clam.
After the tide started coming in, we had a BBQ lunch, then later in the afternoon, went out crabbing on Doran jetty for about an hour. One friend managed two keepers, another friend got one, while I got only an undersized crab. Not bad for their first time crabbing. I think they might have caught the bug.
Re the clams: being culinarily challenged, I simply made soup out of them (with water + some greens + salt only), but it was pretty good.