Saturday, October 08, 2011

Just wondering ...

A young man at the local aquarium supplies store tells me that, if you wade out here and dig, you'll find big green crabs a few inches down.

That's all soft, sticky mud, all the way across (3 km.) to the Nicomekl river, and Crescent Beach.

Looking southwest to Tsawwassen. Mud flats, growing grass and pickleweed.

I wonder how far you could wade before you were up to your chin in mud. How deep does that mud go?

I wonder, too, how many different critters you would pass as you sunk beneath the goo.

A Skywatch post.


  1. Nice photos, especially I like the second.

    Regards and best wishes

  2. This little corner of ours, pretty. And you sure do it justice, great photos.

  3. I love the last shot. I don't even want to think about getting stuck in the mud. I remember trying to hike around a mountain lake a long time ago. The edge was covered in a peaty mixture. As we slowly worked our way around we sunk up to our thighs. It was really slow going, but at least the peat wasn't as mucky as mud. - Margy

  4. That is a big question you ask there, thihi... did you ever see the green crab?? - btw awesome photos - giving one the feeling that one will go there and just sit and look ;)

  5. Brings back memories. Back in my grad days, used to work in Newport Back Bay muck trying to quantify polychaete worms. I'm still curious about your big green crabs!


If your comment is on a post older than a week, it will be held for moderation. Sorry about that, but spammers seem to love old posts!

Also, I have word verification on, because I found out that not only do I get spam without it, but it gets passed on to anyone commenting in that thread. Not cool!