Saturday, October 3, 2009


This is a quiet morning on the Chesapeake Bay. Those baskets on sticks are actually crab nets. Lot's of people still enjoy catching crabs by tieing a chicken neck to a string and attaching the string to the pier. When the string is pulled taut you have a Maryland crab nibbling and the game begins. It's really fun to drag the string in towards the pier slowly enough that the crab doesn't "get it". When they get close you scoop them up using these long handled baskets. It's easier to throw a crab pot in the bay and come back for it later but not half the fun.
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Photo Cache said...

the san francisco crabbing season is near. i like to see the chesapeake bay too. i hear it's really beautiful and your picture just confirms it.

Guy D said...

Lovely view of the pier, excellent pic.

All the best
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J Bar said...

That's beautiful. Great shot.
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eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shot of the pier and Chesapeake. Thanks for sharing.

mitt vattenhål said...

Nice photo and it gives so much more with a story behind it. Thanks for sharing

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Petit Eyekiss said...

Nice photo and a good story!

Tes said...

Lovely! So much better when i enlarged it. Bright Vivid colors. Love the color of the sky!