Heading out early. Still a little cloudy but nice calm seas in Tillamook Bay.
Getting ready to throw pots
Cape Mears in the distance over Oceanview peninsula
Even the pelicans and seals wanted in on the action
The sun came out for a while...
... but then the weather turned and the wind started picking up. On top of that we started having engine trouble and decided to call it a day. We even got a Coast Guard escort back into the harbor, to make sure we were ok.
In all, it was a pretty good day of crabbing. We came back with about 22 keepers, in 3 or so hours, that's not too bad.
Here we all are cleaning the crabs and getting ready to cook them. Yes, we use the hatchet to split them in half, then clean out the guts before cooking them.
The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing by the camp fire and just generally having a good time with friends.