Labor day weekend was busy, good, and full of beautiful sunsets.
Thursday evening we did some crabbing off the pier. Since it was the last weekend for crabbing this year, we did a lot of it.
Friday evening I had photos taken of my jewelry by Cat of Impostor Magazine and True Life Photography.
And Friday’s sunset.
Saturday we took an Argosy Cruise to Tilicum Village on Blake Island. Blake Island is a 475 acre island that is primarily a state park, and is only about 4 miles out from West Seattle. We went out on the early boat and walked around the island – checking out the tide pools.
Then we headed back to the “village”, which is made to seem like a historical village of the Suquamish tribe (who lived on Blake Island in the summers), when in fact is really just a building built in 1962, possibly for the Seattle World’s Fair.
They do however do a traditional Salish style salmon bake where the salmon is held open by cedar sticks and slow cooked by an open alder wood fire. The salmon was delicious, and next time I catch a whole salmon I’d like to try cooking it like this.
After dinner we had a few minutes to walk around before boarding the boat back to Seattle. Mount Rainier looked amazing from the beach. Unfortunately I didn’t bring my camera, so all my photos were taken on my iPhone, thus a big blurry.
Sunday we went to the Evergreen State Fair and watched the demo derby as well as some guy light a van on fire while inside it. I didn’t get the camera out in time to see them set the explosives off, but you can see him emerging from the flaming van.
Finally the long weekend ended with lots of crabbing of the pier. Our last day was really successful. We caught a lot of rock crab, which we will make into crab cakes, but we also caught our largest Dungeness yet.
Now it’s time to get back to work and make some more jewelry.