Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Show Her A Big One!

While on the wharf in Nova Scotia, I had the opportunity to chat with some of the lobster fisherman who had just come back from their day on the water. They were transferring their daily catch from the boats to crates, packing them with ice and getting them ready to send to their vendors. When I asked if I could take a picture, the one guy yelled to the other "Show her a big one!"

That's when the guy nearest to me pulled out his...

Lobster, people, his lobster and showed it to me. He took him out of the trap and dumped him on the wood decking for a picture.
I didn't want to be picky and ask if he could get him out of the shadows for a better shot, since he seemed busy with the thousands of other crustaceans he was icing down, so I just took my picture, said my thanks and scooted off the fishy wharf.

This guy was SIX POUNDS. Look at that lucious tail and those massive claws! The day before, the fisherman told me, they caught one that was THIRTEEN pounds. Holy freakin' Surf & Turf!

I also learned that lobsters come in a variety of colors including blue, white, orange, green, purple, yellow, and magenta!

ut my favorite color of all? BRIGHT RED. That's when I know they are cooked and ready for eatin'!! Bring on the four sticks of melted butter, please!!


"Our primary season has finally come to an end...I will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America.
America, this is our moment! This is our time!"
---Barack Obama, June 3, 2008

1 comment:

J said...

Since I see you have been having an ice time in the Maritimes, do you have any recommendations for Cape Breton? We're considering it for our August vacation. We were in the lower part of Nova Scotia several years ago and really enjoyed it.