|One of the great view stops along the way from Ellsworth to East Blue Hill. |
I think this scene is near Contention Cove on Maine Highway 172
|Lobster traps stacked on shore at Morgan Bay|
|Miss Maddie III coming to pick us up at the dock.|
|Capt. Errol, at the helm of Miss Maddie III.|
He continues patiently answering my many questions.
|Preparing the herring bait bags.|
Maddie on the left, Allison on the right.
|Introduction to the tools of the trade. |
This one bands the lobstah claws.
|This is the tool used for measuring the lobstah|
|Bringing up the lobstah traps. Allison on the left, Maddie on the right. |
This one is called "the school bus" because it's real big and yellow.
|My first attempt at "banding" the claws.|
Maddie takes it from here.
|Hoisting up another large trap.|
|Lobstah that are too small go back into the water. So do those that are too large, like this guy. |
Take a look at that claw behind Errol's left arm!
|This "soon to be" momma lobstah has about a zillion black eggs all over her underside. |
She goes right back into the water to keep the production line going.
You can see the notch in the second section of her tail.
|Recovery from motion sickness is easy when you sit on the boat's stern and look at the shoreline.|
|I hadn't noticed the squatty little lighthouse here at Morgan Bay when we arrived. |
But now, McHeard Cove Lighthouse must become part of my photo collection of lighthouses.
|Errol took Miss Maddie III to her mooring and returned in the skiff.|
Come the next Saturday, yet another Lobstah Feast was enjoyed and I had a whole new appreciation for my meal.