To tick a couple of more new things off the list, we headed off to Cromer to go crabbing!
It was quite a long journey so it called for an early start. It was definitely a good choice to leave early as we got there at the best time, as it was really quiet.
We walked along the front and realised the pier was the best spot, so after we gathered the equipment from the local shop, we headed off to the pier.
We tied string to the net, put the bait in a little bag, weighed down our net with a few stones and then off it went, over the side into the sea.
|Mikey didn't like the bait!|
A bit excited, we pulled the net up after only a few minutes, so nothing had crawled in, so we let it go again and waited a bit longer. This time, success! We caught a little crab and named her Lily. (A lovely couple of girls and their dad told us the difference between boy and girl crabs!)
Feeling great from our success, we let it go again and waited. However, nothing. So we tried again, but still nothing! We tried for over an hour, but apart from a bit of seaweed, Lily was our only catch!
The girls and their dad next to us caught over 20 different sized crabs and a family who joined in the fun a bit later the other side of us caught 12.
Before we left, we asked what the secret to their success was. Both families told us that they used different bait from the small vacuum packed fish. One used squid, whilst the other used bacon!
Despite our small catch, we did catch one crab, so we ticked it off the list!
After something to eat, we headed to the front and Mikey and his dad headed off to the rock pools on the beach while Dorothy and I sat in the shade. After about half an hour, they headed back with their finds.
There were so many great things in the bucket!
Mikey then returned the finds to the rock pools before we headed home. Another task ticked off the list!
Mikey is now over half way through the challenge and can't wait for the next task!