Saturday, September 25, 2010

Winchester Bay Resort










We went to the coast on Sunday and spent three days there with some new friends we've recently met. They had never gone crabbing before. We took them crabbing in our boat. The catch was plentiful. The first day we used chicken parts for bait. You can only keep the males and they must be a certain size to be legal. After our first days catch, 17 of them, we heard about a business there in town that would cook and clean them for you. We took them to be cooked and it saved us the trouble and mess of cleaning and cooking them ourselves. Then we just had to remove the meat from the claws and bodies. The second day we caught more still but the cooking place was closed when we got there so we had to cook them ourselves. Here are a few pictures we took of the process. This resort was sure nice. 3 days wasn't long enough to be there and I definitely want to go back again. The space we had was large enough for our motor home, our boat and our truck. And it's right on the bay of the Umpqua River and the ocean. I like to have melted butter with garlic in it and to sample it while removing the meat from the shells. MMMMM good!!

7 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, me, me, me!!! I want to learn how to go crabbing too!!!! Darn, maybe next time. You have NO idea how much I would enjoy this...especially the eating reward. Nice post.

Lisa said...

This sounds like a lot of fun!! When we used to live in Florida we talked about going crabbing sometime a lot but never did. One of those things we'll have to do sometime on a return visit.

Dutch said...

It looks like tons of fun and good eats also. I am happy you had such a great time. I need to learn how to go crabbing.

Pam said...

Oh yum!!!

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

Love crablegs. Looks like fun, I bet those tasted so much better than at the groc store.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It looks wonderful. I've never had crab fresh like that before. How nice you all got to go. I hope your Sunday is a wonderful one.

Sheila said...

Oh it looks tasty, wish I had a sample. Glad you all had fun. Take care, Sheila