Nanaimo is quickly becoming one of my favorite cities to come and visit. Not only is it on Vancouver Island and is beautiful and scenic, but it also home to some of the friendliest and most awesome people! Last night we played at The Buzz Coffee House with Reeves, and a local electronic band called The Polaroids, and it was a smashing success. We had so much fun and made lots of new friends. After the show, an old friend of Jemma’s, Melody, and her dad Moses offered to take us….wait for it….CRAB CATCHING! Of course we couldn’t resist an opportunity like that! And it was perfect since the show was finished pretty early. So after packing up, we headed down to the harbour and Moses got the traps, and we set out to catch some crabs.
This is crab number one, named Jorge (prounounced HOR-hay). He was the first catch of the night. Jorge was a Dungeness Crab, commonly found in these parts.
We put Jorge on his back so he would calm down and not pinch us when we put him in the bucket! These crabs can be vicious if you get in the way of their pinchers!
This is crab #2, unnamed. He wasn’t big enough to keep, so we let him go (after playing with him for a little bit).
We ended up catching two crabs that night, and put them in the bucket. Here’s Tim and Jemma with the Jorge and his friend!
Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk…victorious crab catchers!
You know what they say, “All good things must come to an end.” Our two crabs soon became delicious late night snacks. Very tasty with a butter and lemon sauce.
Well, there you have it. We got to see the whole process of crab-catching. What’s crazy is that these little guys, who are easy to catch but just take some patience, cost around $20/lb in the store! All in all, it was a really fun experience hanging out with Moses and Melody. Can’t wait to see you guys again!