Everyone’s Gone Shellfishin’

Shellfishing season has arrived at Mill Creek here on Cape Cod, and yesterday afternoon the Landing was a-buzz with activity when I arrived!

Almost as soon as I started down the hill…

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I spotted the first fisherman, armed with a long handled rake, waders,  and a big black tub.

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From the looks of his technique, it appeared that he’d done a few times before.

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A lone seagull, circling back and forth overhead told me that he wasn’t  the only shellfisherman hoping for a good haul that night!

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Further out, I spotted a second fisherman trying his luck on the muddy flats.

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He, too, had a buddy who was watching his every move, perhaps hoping to be the recipient of a kindhearted scrap or two!

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A third fisherman was slowly hauling his catch to shore…

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Stopping now and again to check a spot he might have missed…

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Ahhh… sweet success!

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Finally, as the light started to wane, the beach walkers were turning for home…

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And the fishermen were calling it a day, too.

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And as I turned to make my own way home, I had a hunch there might be more than a few fishermen who would sleep very well – and full – that night.  😉

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Thanks for visiting me here again at Images of Cape Cod.

‘Til next time!

Sally

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