Low tide was scheduled for 10:30 am. We were on the beach on 9:30—along with many others
It is a big beach and there was plenty of room for everyone. We managed to get about 30 clams. It took a while to develop a technique. First, we looked for a little indention in the sand—a little air hole. We shoveled out sand, hopefully not hitting the clam and breaking it open. (broken clams are very hard to remove all the sand). After digging a shovel full, we dropped down on our knees and started digging with our hands. This picture shows how deep Dan went down to get the clam by the hole.
We quit at 11:00.
I had Dan’s rain pants with sock feet boots. Dan wore waders. We were a mess top to bottom. Thankfully, the sun was out all afternoon and dried everything out.
Thanks to friends of Chips at the Soldotna campground and a very helpful camp host here at Niniletuk, we had a whole lot of fun. Speaking of Chip, he and a friend showed up this morning. They definitely found more than we did, but, hey, they had done it before.
Tomorrow, we are headed toward Seward.
- Clams? Yes, but it is work
- Ninilchik Beach State Campground
- Catch Up day and a decision
- Homer back to Soldotna Thursday, July 28
- Homer Wednesday, July 27
- Soldotna to Homer Tuesday, July 26
- One more salmon post
- This one is for Aaron, Adam, Evan, Trent, Carly an...
- Saturday Farmers Market Day
- Dip netting on the estuary
- Catching up on Salmon July 21
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to Soldotna Ce...
- Too late to write
- Tetlin Wildlife Refuge (near Tok) to Anchorage via...
- Teslin to Alaska! 449 miles July 17
- Stone Mountain to Teslin Lake 412 miles July 16
- Alaska Highway Mile one to Stone Mountain July 15
- Baniff and almost to Dawson Creek
- Baniff National Park – Canada July 13, 2011
- Glacier National Park
- Flathead Lake, Montana
- Pine Creek Campground
- Better than a parking lot
- Update on the road
- North to Alaska
- Bike carrier
- Still home
- ▼ July (29)