It’s been a quarter year since my last post, so it’s time again to recap my past three months with some photo highlights. As the weather gets warmer, I started my hiking and shellfish digging for the year. Read on to find out what I’ve been up to.
I started hiking earlier this year than last year. My first real hike of 2020 was in July, while my first hike this year was in March. It’s still early in the season and the snow is still melting out, but I got a few hikes in. I’ll be doing a lot more hiking in the summer when it’s warm and all the trails are clear of snow.
Last year, I picked up the hobby of digging clams and getting oysters from local beaches. I’m back at it this year. This year I’ve gone to a few new locations, and dug up different and better tasting species of clams than last year. Here is a video of me digging up an eastern softshell clam.
And here is another short clip of me shucking an oyster on the beach. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert shucker, but I’ve gotten decent at it.
Thanks to the declining COVID cases and the vaccine roll out, restrictions are starting to lift and events that were shuttered last year are coming back. One of the events that returned was the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, and I went out to see the bright and beautiful tulip fields.
These are my highlights of the last three months. The pandemic is getting better in the US, and looks like most if not all of the restrictions will be lifted soon. I received my vaccine and I’m ready to go places in summer and fall. Hopefully the restrictions on the US-Canada border will ease soon so I can visit my family and friends up north. Hoping for the best.