I will attempt to start a notebook on my life in our new home state of South Carolina. Let’s see if I can actually write!
Low Tide clam digging near home. This is a 1 minute walk from home. Oysters and clams can be had for free and a little hard work. Although I don’t eat shellfish, my wife does. I enjoy the process of collecting the bounty as much as the rewards.
Solitude was always difficult to find back in Southern California unless you were up and at it before dawn and the rushing of traffic lined, bumper to bumper with the coffee in one hand and cell phone in the other driver.
Today, I find solitude rather easy to find. Too easy some days. That is not a complaint about here but more a complaint about me. Where we live, The Sea Islands of South Carolina, is affectionately known as Low County. As in Low relative to sea level. it is also known as Slow Country and for good reason. Things move slowly here. It has taken some getting used to and certainly will take more time. I’m ok with that today. As a native Californian, I anticipated this.
After 40 minutes of easy digging in the sand, 100 perfect quohog clams look brilliant in my white bucket! I walk home, remembering that next time, I will take the golf cart. The fully loaded bucket is heavy and awkward to carry. Laura is pleased with my catch and excited that linguini and clams will be on the table tonight!
I thank God for FoodNetwork.com because I’ve never made Linguini and clams before!
Peace be with you.