Aw Shucks, It's Oyster Season

  • Monday, November 16, 2009

We grind to a stop as the hull of the boat slides along the razor-sharp shells that sound like finger nails on a chalkboard. Without uttering a word, Victor "Goat" Lafayette climbs out, grabs a stack of baskets and heads to the oyster bed.
The pluff mud around the bed is thick and I can hardly get out of the boat as my boots start to sink. Get stuck in this mud and it will suck you under Victor "Goat" Lafayette says as he gets to work.



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