Please bear with me this week as some guests from Colorado arrived today. A mandatory first day eating stop is at a well-known secret. Jimmy Cantlers Riverside Inn outside of Annapolis is a waterfront Maryland Crab House. A family run crabhouse for the past forty years has been written up in Southern Living, and Gourmet Magazines.
While waiting for our seafood extravaganza to arrive. I walked down to the sloughing tray area.
In these trays, crabs of varying sizes are kept. Waiting for some to lose their hard shell, and is then used for serving them as soft-shell crab. In one tray were fish that had crab parts to eat on. In the other tray, Blue Crabs that had fish heads to dine on. Humm…
This horseshoe crab is for the children to enjoy. To learn more about Horseshoe crabs, and their great contribution not only to nature, but also to mankind, check out this post from last year: https://bellaremyphotography.com/2012/06/04/horseshoe-crabs-at-sandy-point-park/
Our wonderful seafood meal arrived. Maryland Steamed Crabs – extra large – that actually came from North Carolina. Raw oysters on the half shell from Virginia. Soft Shell Clams also known as Ipwich or spitting clams from the bay, jumbo shrimp, crab dip and mussels from Maine.
From an earlier visit to Jimmy Cantler’s: https://bellaremyphotography.com/2012/04/17/from-blue-to-red/
These oyster shells are used to create new habitats for new oyster beds.
It was a wonderful evening on the bay and the weather was picture perfect. Update on Mother Goose – she is still on her nest, waiting for her babies. We saw the remnants of a shell outside of the nest. It was the dark brown one that I thought was perhaps bad.
I hope you have a wonderful week. I’ll make time to share my adventures for this week, but will need to catch up on reading next week. Thank you so much and keep blogging!