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Re: Morning walk to the oyster beds

Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:18 pm

Ah, Minnie, always giving me more to think about. Thank you. Matt
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:39 pm

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Chuck, I guess the abandoned beds may have become something of an "installation." They remind me of the Sydney Opera House -- sorta. Matt
I had not thought of that but now that you mention it, well, of course! (Y)
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Post by St3v3M » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:18 pm

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The granddaughter wanted to visit the oysters, so we willingly obliged. A family--retired grandparents, two sons, their spouses and pre-teen children--began raising oysters, with town approval, on the Brewster Flats about 10 years ago. The older son moved away and abandoned his plot. The second got too busy with his day job and let his go. The grands continue with theirs and sell locally. It would be too much work to take over the other two beds. They seed their beds in the frames and sort and separate them as they grow and move them to larger frames until they reach about 6 inches.

The tide rises and falls 8 to 10 feet each cycle so it covers then reveals the beds twice each day. The water recedes about a mile from the high-tide line to the low tide ripple, turns and moves back up the strand slowly, then rushes with a surprising and frightening surge that can catch you unaware. The flats are not flat but have hills and dales; you can find yourself walking in ankle-deep water then sink to your knees in the next step. The grands usually work the beds, which are a half-mile out, for about four hours ( 5 to 9 am) on the days when low tide is around 7 am and before the heat of the sun becomes unbearable.

The first photo shows the frames where the largest oysters are grown just before harvesting. The second shows the nets where the initial seeding is done. The third shows the abandoned beds of one of the sons that have been tossed and turned by storms. And the last photo was whimsy on the way out. Matt
Wow, they're nothing like I thought they would be. Thank you for taking us with you! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:09 pm

You're welcome. Come see for yourself. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:12 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:09 pm
You're welcome. Come see for yourself. Matt
I would like that! S-
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