2018 Life Logs, Day 96—Shellfish Presentation and Evening in Woods Hole
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Weather: Rain, Snow, and Wind; High Temp 46, Low 37 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
This was a day of learning. In the morning I attended a two-and-a-half hour long presentation about recreational shellfishing in Falmouth. Shellfishing includes digging for clams, harvesting oysters, and catching scallops and the presentation included how to do this as well as size and catch limits, storage and safe handling of the shellfish, and regulations. It was organized by friend, Peter Baranowski, and presenters included Chuck Martinsen and Christina Lovely of the Falmouth Marine and Environmental Services, and John from The Clam Man showing us how to properly get open the shells. It was really informative. Now I just have to go to the Town Hall and get my permit for this year.
My afternoon was spent driving around town in the rain and spitting snow driving by more houses. Today I focused on homes in a slightly higher cost bracket and the places were much more appealing than the homes I drove by on Tuesday. The next step in my decision making process is to visit inside some of these homes and then I will make a decision about whether I am going to rent the cottage I have been considering.
My evening started early when Peter and Karen Baranowski picked me up at 5 pm. We then drove to pick-up Terry and Olivia White and all of us went out to dinner Woods Hole at Quick’s Tavern. This little restaurant overlooks the ferry terminal in Woods Hole and I realized that I haven’t driven through Woods Hole for weeks. The ferry headquarters has been torn down and will reopen in downtown Falmouth. And the docks for the three ferries that plow the waters from Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard are a mess. Sure hope things are cleaned up before the tourist season begins. Dinner was delicious and then we attended a presentation on climate change, specifically the connection between changes in the ice in Antarctica and sea rise. The presentation was very informative, although a bit disturbing.