Monday, October 3, 2011

Scallops, Crystal River

One of the enjoyable things about Crystal River when the Stone Crabs are not in season is the scallops are in season! Unlike Stone Crab where I go to the local seafood market, scallops require a little more effort. You have to go out in a boat and snorkel in about six feet of water and look for them. The Gulf is warm so more danger from sun burn than anything else. When the scallops are prevalent it is as easy as swimming down and plucking them off the sea grass.Mixed with cold adult beverages it makes for quite a day. 

 Boats on the scallop grounds
 The fresh water at the Springs is a good way to cool off and wash the salt off on a hot Florida summer day
 Days work