Friday, August 22, 2008
Off the beaten path
While on vacation we do the usual stuff. We go to the beach, we eat seafood, we watch movies, play cards, eat more, go sightseeing, buy cheesy touristy stuff, but it seems we also find ourselves in the less typical vacation haunts.
Our dinner out led us to Wanchese, NC to the industrial section of town which of course is an industrial fishing area. It was some of the best seafood I've ever eaten and this includes shrimp right off the back of the boat on Bald Head Island and picking crabs on a picnic table on the Bay in Easton Maryland. But here you pull up, right in the middle of the working boats, near a fishy smelling dock and can see exactly where the boats pull in and bring their catch directly under the restaurant. Fresh. Yes.
We had to go back near the end of the trip to try a little fishing and crabbing for ourselves. Luckily there was a public area where we could do just that. No luck with the fishing but,
the kids had a ball with the crabs.
If you look closely you can see John whistling. Lots of whistling going on. He's getting Lauren hooked on it too.