What a fun afternoon. Our friends are geoduck farmers that have done this shellfish farming for over 15 years. They asked if we wanted to go on a boat ride and check out some of their other fellow farmer’s beaches as well as theirs.
Here we are waiting on our beach for them to pick us up. Look at the red rock crab we found in the water.
When they pulled up to the beach the tide was a little lower than we would like it. I had to take my boots off and roll up my jeans to wade out in the water to climb into the boat. Mark had higher boots than me and he was almost able to climb in and not get wet. Well his method did not work as well. 🤣
It was a lot of fun learning the process of growing geoducks.
The picture above is a small barge they use to check the geoducks and make sure they are growing and take them to the next stage of development. It takes around 6 years before you can harvest. The picture below you can see the geoduck squirting below the sand. All those small bumps in the sand are the geoducks necks!
We had some great views and we were able to take a ride around Herron Island.
Had a great day!