Crabbing on the Creek
Friday, June 28, 2013
By Rebecca Riley, Activities Team
In today's high tech, digital world of buttons and beeps,
nothing is more refreshing than watching kids have a blast with
chicken, string and some old-fashioned crabbing. It's one of the
many activities we offer and children especially seem to love
Crabbing season is underway at the Tides Inn.
Today I heard screams and squeals of delight as I walked along
the boardwalk by Carters Creek and watched a young girl of seven
net a crab that her brother had patiently lured in. Looks of
concentration turned to exuberance as the two lifted the net from
the water and dumped the crab onto the sandy beach.
I moved closer; I wanted to show them how to paralyze the crab
by flipping him over and rubbing his belly.
Alas! The crab was too quick and made a break for it back to the
"Get him again!" I told them.
The two grinned and sunk their bait back in the water, eager for
a new challenge.
Here at the Tides, we offer a
"Sneak Peek at the Creek" every afternoon where we educate
novices on crabbing technique (it's so sophisticated!). We always
have chicken and string available for crabbing at your leisure, so
just stop by the activities desk and we'll get you set up.
If you love blue crabs, the town of Irvington holds a
crab festival in July where you can eat your fill of the finest
blue crabs in the world, caught right here in the tributaries of
the Chesapeake Bay. Mark your calendar and we hope to see you