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Offline dancan

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Nova Scotia , Canada's Ocean Playground
« on: August 10, 2014, 04:45:18 PM »
A friend of mine called me , "You wanna take a run to the island ?" .....



No , we didn't go in that LOL






Or those either .
One of the islands , been battered by storms .





Shore line and a sea of grass .





That grass was harvested to feed livestock by the early Acadian settlers .

Tide starting to go out .



Hop over to the next island .







We do a little beech combing for a lunch .



Success !



Someone sucked up the ocean !



At least it started to come back :)





While we were waiting for more water we went on the hunt for the larger clams .





So when the water came back we made a run for home .



It was a great day , had the beaches to ourselves and as fresh as it gets steamed clams to go with the sausages and beverages :)

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Re: Nova Scotia , Canada's Ocean Playground
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 04:48:31 PM »
Oh, yeah!  Hard to beat that!
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Re: Nova Scotia , Canada's Ocean Playground
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 04:55:47 PM »
Great shots, dancan! :thumbsup:   Those clams are HUGE! :shocked:   What did you make with them? :shrug:
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Re: Nova Scotia , Canada's Ocean Playground
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 05:00:48 PM »
We clean them up and bottle/can them (It's an Acadian thing) :)
I had a fellow do some drywall work for me a couple of years ago , he wanted 4 bottles as payment LOL
I've got a bunch more pics of this summer's day hikes on local beaches , but I'll save them for the cold and crappy winter days  ;)

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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 05:03:18 PM »
The're delicious eaten raw as well , but that's an Acadian thing  :)

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Re: Nova Scotia , Canada's Ocean Playground
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2014, 05:08:24 PM »
Beautiful pics.  I spent the summers of my youth in Nova Scotia (River Port).  We're planning on a nice, long trip there when I retire.

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Re: Nova Scotia , Canada's Ocean Playground
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2014, 05:23:18 PM »
Reminds me of Summers spent down east in Glace Bay when I was a kid... :thumbsup:

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Re: Nova Scotia , Canada's Ocean Playground
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2014, 05:33:03 PM »
Nothing wrong with Riverport or Glace Bay !
Glad to see we've got plenty of NS connection on here !

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Re: Nova Scotia , Canada's Ocean Playground
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2014, 05:44:33 PM »
Take a run to the islands? Dang, those must be some water shoes  :P

Looks like a nice day out to play cast away, you even fed yourselves. Is there a way to tell the size of the clams before you dig them up? Is there something you look for when after you dig them up to tell if they are bad clams?
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Re: Nova Scotia , Canada's Ocean Playground
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2014, 05:52:56 PM »
You can't tell a bad clam from a good clam , only a dead clam LOL
These islands are in the Atlantic so the only worries are Red Tide but the DFO keeps track of that , inland areas with low or limited tidal flush are tested and posted if unsafe .
No way on knowing the size till you have it out .

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Re: Nova Scotia , Canada's Ocean Playground
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2014, 09:34:15 PM »
Awesome day trip! Man, I miss Nova Scotia... I always felt so at home there.... like I was made for it.

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Nova Scotia , Canada's Ocean Playground
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2014, 09:56:33 PM »
Man, that looks like an awesome day out! Love the way the clouds look when the tides started coming back in.

Being a landlubber here in Missouri, I don't get to eat much good fresh seafood but I do love it. Those clams're making me hungry! :)
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