With blue skies and a rare, mid-afternoon winter tide coinciding with the last razor clam opener of 2014, a little trip to the coast seemed like the perfect way to ring in the New Year. I met Smarty and his mom, Helene, in Montesano, and we rode out to the beach together. Honey kept me company in the back seat, using my duffel as a pillow.
Calm wind and full daylight helped us make quick work of filling our limits. Really nice clams, too. That’s Smarty and Honey making the final tally. Gorgeous day and great time on the beach.
Then, with a little daylight to spare, we hightailed it to some nearby pastures for a quick sneak on unsuspecting quackers. Success in the field meant we had the makings for yet another epic meal in the bag. I can hardly wait to eat. Thanks, David, Helene and Honey. Happy New Year, everyone. Here’s to a great 2015!