Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sunshine, Scallops, & Steinhatche

So you ask, where in the world is Steinhatche and how in the world do you scallop??  Steinhatche is a little town located on the Gulf of Mexico at 29°40′16″N 83°23′15″W / 29.67111°N 83.3875°W / 29.67111; -83.3875.  It has just over 1,000 residents and is known for fishing and scalloping.  My mother has owned a little bungalow in Steinhatche for about 10 years now.  I'm not a big fan of the town or fishing, however I do love a good day on the boat and I do love to scallop so I usually make a trip about once a year.  Almost every year my cousin Emily goes with me as her and I are the scalloping masters and we like to compete against each other for the most scallops.  This year we brought a few extras along who were first time scallopers.  Oh yeah scalloping is just like an Easter Egg hunt, only in the water and more for grown-ups and big kids.  You should try it some time!

3 of the 13 cousins (representing 3 of the 5 Jones children) 

Robert was the first one in the water, like his mother fear is usually not an option.

My crazy Aunt

 Mini Me Maddie

 Mini Me M (Emily)

Scallops Scallops and more Scallops, we came very close to our 10 gallon max.

 My Surfer Dude

These two make my heart smile.   

Maxwell's first time scalloping.  He was a little scared at first but after several hours warmed right up.  If I would have had him on the boat one more day, he would have mastered scalloping.

and last but not least our friend at the marina Mr. Pelican.

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