Ever tried crabbing with a rake?
Trip Start Jan 30, 2010
111Trip End Jul 27, 2011
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Where I stayed
Port Parham Foreshore Free Camp
When we started to set up, we ran out of gas(as you do) so back the 10km into the township of Dublin to get the bottles filled. The guy at the store was awesome and really friendly and lent us his rake to try our hand at crabbing. The only mistake we made was not getting more instructions on how and where exactly to do the 'raking’.
They are very, very big tidal flats here and it was quite a hike out to the water and soft and splodgy in places where we were sinking in up to our ankles like quicksand
Next morning we woke to a beautiful sunny 20°, and we took it pretty easy. One of the campers here told us that you walk along the little waterways between the weeds and rake there. So off we went for another crack at it. Well I tell you, Billy gave it a good hard try! It was quite a grin and we got a good laugh if nothing else. No sign of a crab at all today. Back empty handed again!
Because of the huge tides, the locals have created vehicles to tow their boats out to the water. So clever and ingenious! Crazy looking things they are! Would have been great to have access to one to get out to the water and back!
Well we are heading to Port Germein tomorrow. Not far for us to travel but we actually caught crabs last time we were there with dilly pots and had a ball. Maybe we will get the elusive crabs there…