Chris volunteered to sort-of work this weekend and the whole family went along. He and another teacher lead a little field trip to the coast to clam for Razors. We were able to reserve a Yurt so I agreed to come along with all our kids. (Wouldn’t of considered it otherwise since the forecast called for rain, rain and more rain.)
Quite a few kids where there with their parents which surprised me- clamming in the rain with the science teacher would not have been something I would want to do in the seventh grade. Still, many were there, as you can see in the photo above, some with boots, most with shorts and bare feet, some with their dogs, and some with their friends or older siblings. I dressed our children up in their boots, winter coats, and hats. They were still cold and miserable after a few hours:
Augie did not want to pose for a picture since he was cold and just wanted to get into the warm car with Nana. Livvie had a great time, warm and dry in the jogger watching the waves and all the people:
It was a long, wet afternoon, but the worst part was that not a single person was able to dig up a clam! Usually, limits are easily obtained in about an hour or so, but on this trip, we couldn’t find a single one. Chris felt bad, but I think everyone still had fun out in the water with their family and friends, and probably a large bowl of clam chowder soon afterwards!