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Terry
07-06-2011, 11:39 AM
The first weekend in Jully, 2011 was a nice time for crabbing in Puget Sound. I went with friends Tim and Marguerite and went in their boat through the Hiram M. Chittendend Locks (http://www.seattle.gov/tour/locks.htm)into the water just off of Ballard in Seattle. I met them at Stimson Marina and move out in the boat, headed for crabbing.

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Tim and Marguerite

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Tim at the wheel

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Terry
07-06-2011, 11:43 AM
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First you bait with chicken

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Drop the pots over with buoys.

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Wait a while, enjoy the sun and friends


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Viola! Go back and pull up the Dungeness crabs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeness_crab)!

Crabbing

Terry
07-06-2011, 11:59 AM
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Coming back, the water from the Sound is lower then Lake Union and Lake Washington.
The boats move in between the "gates", and water is released from the lake into the locks (http://www.seattle.gov/tour/locks.htm). The water fills and soon we are at the same level as the lake. They open the upper gate and off we go.

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Terry
07-06-2011, 12:08 PM
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Yes, this is me, Terry Love

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Kayaks (http://www.aguaverde.com/paddle.shtml) on Lake Union going by the house boats. Remember Sleepless in Seattle (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108160/)?

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Marguerite on the phone getting ready to swim at the Arboretum (http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/gardens/wpa.shtml) in Seattle near the University of Washington (http://depts.washington.edu/ima/IMA_wac.php#wac_canoe).

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Canadian Geese.

LLigetfa
07-06-2011, 12:21 PM
When I saw the title, I was wondering who the Dungeness was and what was she crabbing about. I try to keep the wench in the dungeon happy.