Crabbing in Newport

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We rented a car to take over the hill to Bend, as the last trip cost us our Head Gaskets in the Subaru.  We needed to return it Monday morning to Newport – so we took a tourist day after a few errands.

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Can’t even begin to estimate how many stops we take to look at the waves. He is addicted to watching them.

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Nate loaded all of the crabbing gear in hopes that we’d be up for spending some time on the docks. Jon has had a tummy bug, and we’re exhausted from traveling – his gamble paid off – blue sky in Newport with the whole family? That equals crabbing.

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Darren and I are more like Crabbing Supervisors. I don’t have a license, and Darren can’t use his left shoulder, so the boys were in for all of the action.

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This dock has seen many years of crabbing action. These cuts made by rope line the entire pier.

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Jon took moments to chill and let his tummy rest.

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Too small, we were excited to get a male, still picture worthy before putting him back.

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The red rocks were abundant – fun to catch!

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Be careful where you drop your pot!  Neighboring crabbers launched their pot on top of this sea kayak – he had a great catch of ling cod and rock fish!

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Stopped by Nelscott to check out the surf and one of our favorite families came walking in. Time to show off our catch.

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Called some friends to help us eat – Jon and his friend played Crab before eating crab.

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mmmmm.  Our company brought french bread and an amazing topping, I pulled out two pieces of Dave’s Sprouted Bread for hubby and I and threw toppings on them and toasted it in the oven. YUM. Perfect ending to a wonderful full day!

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