My request this morning was to do a happy post, because happy posts make someone sad but the grim story makes them angry.
Well, yesterday I did a post about my first Battle of Flowers, which was a happy-ish post.
I wonder what to do today?
Low Water Fishing?
Low Water Fishing is done at low tide on a spring tide.
You follow the tide out, because Jersey tides are big and swift, and you want to fish as far out as you can, before the tide comes racing back in, it is amazing to actually watch the tide come back and approach you as you work, and you have to have a compass with you in case fog comes in suddenly too, which can be very dangerous.
You can end up wandering in fog and caught by the tide.
It tended to be cold and windy out there, a long way from the sea wall, a very long way, the spring tide goes out very far and we could walk out almost to the LeBreton rocks.
We would look for Razorfish holes, and then we would scoop them, some people apparently use scoops but we used our hands, I was shown how to ease the razorfish out of it's hole, as they can be very good at escaping and digging down.
I was also shown the salt method, which is very easy, pour salt down the hole and they pop out, I was told that this was a waste of salt and that the scoop method was the real technique.
So, we would collect the Razorfish in a canvas bag, and we would look for mussels and also just look under rocks to see what was about, crabs, lobsters and blenny.
It was such fun, out there in the cold wind, looking and just being out there where people rarely ventured, no tourists ever went out there.
When we had got enough razorfish and mussels, we would go home and cook these things with pasta, and have a lovely meal, with a few grains of sand included :)