Tuesday, August 27, 2013

More Fish!

Today we went out late, just an hour before sunset, less than two hours before high tide, and we filled in spaces on our fish cards again!
The buzz bomb on the slack line worked for me tonight!
This fish wore me out.  I'm getting pretty good at ripping out their guts now too.  We gutted them at the beach tonight.

Isn't that a beaut?

Into the freezer.  We ate one tonight, cooked in a hot closed barbecue grill.  Yum!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Cleaning Fish!

Get to fill out the fish card!

Knife and fish ready.

Oh, look at all those pretty eggs.  Gabe said, "This fish wasn't supposed to die."

Doing a good job gutting.

Two for the freezer and one for the barbecue grill tomorrow.  Gabe says to keep the heads on, because he likes the cheek meat.

Fishing for Pinks

Gone Fishin'

A gorgeous beach ALL to ourselves.

Casting and reeling in the sunset.  I had my first fish on the line on Tuesday night but it ate all my tackle, snapped the line with all its jumping and flipping within seconds.

Beautiful sunsets every evening!

First fish today at about 5pm in Deception Pass Park, West Beach!

I caught my first fish too, and Gabe caught his second in the next hour!

Three salmon on the string is heavy!

Lydia was with girl friends and had her hair braided fancy in the beach light.

A friend catching his limit.  It was a fun night!

Gabe with his string of fish in the foreground.

Going home at sunset.

We finally have a bucket of fish too!
Gabe was an expert netter.  He netted about 1/2 a dozen fish tonight for other reelers at the shoreline.  He didn't let one get away!  He was a good "scooper."

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bull Frog from the Amboy Pond

I was remiss in taking pictures of the rest of our trip around the state and with family.  Must have been my head full of cold.  Here are my last good photos of two eldest cousins and their pond catch together.
Gabe and Taylor - Pond Slogging reward.

Family Reunion Day 2

Day 2 together involved family portraits.  The 17 grand kids were bribed with suckers in the end to smile for the camera.  Everyone from the oldest to the next to youngest received their prize sucker, or two, after 200 plus shots later.  When we gathered the kids together for group shots they had their suckers - Trader Joe's, no GMO corn syrup or artificial flavor or food color by the way.  (Don't be a sucker for GMO!) :-)
Nathanael intense about his sucker.

Abijah, an eldest among the younger set of boys.

Pretty girls smiling for the camera.

Front row.

Jemuelle finding her pose.

A representative or two from each family.

There's all 17!

Finger suckers content!

Caleb's three!

Nathanael happy.

Jemma happy too.

Father-daughter profiles.

Virgil saving his sucker stick in his pocket.

Boys sharing the wingback.

Grammy babysitting Leroy in the hammock.

Sound asleep by the river.

Down at the warmer waters of Trout Creek.

Grandpa cooled off with the family too.

Sharing a tube.

Grandpa with the youngest grandson, Luke and Kim's Leroy.

Nathanael loves the water!

Adamma loving the sun.

Thaddeus getting more confident in his life vest.

The Brothers.

Naphtali being a fish.

Meg nurturing the youngest grand-baby and resting content.

Sun Tubing.

Grandpa surrounded.
 Here is the last morning before the first departure.
Dining room became the game table.

Jemuelle and Vera.  Girls are precious.

Another precious... Adamma.

Abijah always a ready smile for the camera.

Nathanael happy with the hose wand.

Tough Virgil tearing apart plastic cups.

Silas with another stick.  He made himself difficult to capture on the camera.