Sunday, July 15, 2012

Scallop harvest 2011

Here's my entry for Foto Finish
 The theme is "Summer's Here"

 This was taken last year on our first scalloping trip. Looks like it should be a Coca-Cola ad. We had so much fun. The scallops are about 8 - 10 feet down and the water is fairly clear. We snorkel along until we see one (or two or three) and then dive down, grab them up and stuff them in a bag. Regulations allow 2 gallons (in shell) per person, with a 10 gallon limit per boat. We got our limit and then almost no one wanted their share, so Bruce and I ended up cleaning 8 gallons of scallops! We went two separate weekends, so we had scallops to last all winter.  Thank goodness for those vacuum sealing bag systems! 

Here's me, with a scallop. We had one of those disposable underwater cameras. The pictures weren't great, but this year I have my new fancy camera, so I'm excited and looking forward to when we go this year.

Here's half of a scallop shell, after it's been all cleaned up. Only a few were this pretty. I kept a few of these and sent some up to my friend in Maine, for her shell collection. You can't really see the edge well here, but those little suckers are sharp. They cut right through two layers of thick trash bags.

 This was my other choice for the Foto finish. Must have the dive flag out if you're diving or snorkeling. Safety first!

Our friend, Mark, with his haul. He was a scallop gathering machine!
 Looking at all these makes me want to go again. Bruce has been getting the "new" boat all geared up. Just has to figure out the Bimini top, so we don't get fried and we'll be ready!  For now, I have some sewing and laundry to do and a lawn to mow. I have to get some items finished for the rescue's 3rd annual wine social and auction next Saturday. 

I did finally get the blue chalk out of my niece's quilt, so I'll be posting pictures of that next. 

Thanks for stopping in! ~Amy


  1. OH these are great images! Thanks for posting to Foto Finish.

  2. Oh this is *definitely* summer stuff! I bet your scallops were good -- one of my favorite seafoods! :)

  3. Love the pictures. Looks like fun (I'd say tasty too, but I'm not a fan of scallops).