We were up very early this time, determined to be on the beach an hour before low tide. The weather looked grim as we approached Aberdeen. We had plenty of time, so we stopped at a Starbucks for coffee and a little sustenance.
When we arrived on the beach, the weather looked good, but we put on all of our rain gear anyway. Our weather has been very unsettled and squalls strike without much notice.
Laurie and Arn were running late, so we told them where we were parked and off we went. I struck pay dirt right away, but Tom was striking out. Eventually we both found good digging, and converged with two limits, 15 clams each.
Then Tom did the same for Arn, once we connected with him, while Laurie and I took her dog for a little walk. Except for two short rain squalls, the weather held!
With our clams dug, we all went out for a late breakfast and a good visit before going our separate ways.
We had spotted a small succulent nursery on the way to the beach, so on the way back Tom and I stopped to shop.
It was a fun little place and the owner was great to talk to. We bought a few succulents and an agave.
Then we began the long drive back home.
We are all unloaded, cleaned up and I am playing with my photos while Tom gets to clean the clams. We will bag most of them up to put in the freezer, except enough for one meal now.
Then we'll take a little rest and get ready to watch the Sounders on TV.