At the dock in Garibaldi. Michael and Nephi just got their life jackets on and are super excited to go in the boat!
Raphael getting his rain gear on. We were glad to have it today. We had lots and lots and lots of misty/rainy/foggy weather today. But then again....we are on the Oregon coast!
Grandpa getting on his gear.
Getting situated in Grandpa's boat amidst all the crab pots. Two boys are super duper excited!
Grandpa. Our boat driver.
Me. We are leaving the dock and heading out.
Rapheal getting a crab pot ready. He had 9 to take care of.
Grandpa and Raphael getting a crab pot ready to go over. The rope wound up in there is 60 feet long or so. The bay usually isn't deeper than 50 feet so this gives plenty of rope for the buoys to float on the water.
The water was a bit choppy. Not super bad though. We had the tide coming in while we were out. Then the tide turned to go out and when either happens - it creates a channel of sorts and you can see the currents hard at work.
Bringing in crab pot. Not an easy task. Sometimes the rope goes under the boat. Sometimes the rope gets near the motor. Sometimes the rope gets tangled with someone else's rope if they put their pots too close.
The floats for one of the crab pots. Grandpa has 2 usually. They have his name and phone number so if he can't find a crab pot hopefully some honest soul will call and let him know they have his stuff.
By the time this picture was taken we were starting to get cold. Nephi was a real trooper. My hands quit working after a while. Couldn't bend my fingers much less move them at all. Michael thought this was the greatest thing on earth!
And we are off to check the pots! Look at us fly!