One of Dan's requests for the week was to go fishing. Hiring a boat on the Cape can get into serious money, but the Naviator out of Wellfleet does reasonably-priced trips, if you don't mind a crowd. We had a reservation on the 1-5 trip, which luckily gave the boys opportunity to sleep in to recover from being kept up by the violent thunderstorms of the night. Also luckily, Laura and Sue's tents stayed dry. Larry and I went for a long walk along the bay.
We boarded the Naviator at the pier. The water was incredibly smooth, barely a ripple as we moved out past Jeremy Point. We passed a sandbar with seals, probably here to avoid the sharks that have been chasing them in Chatham.
We started off slowly, but were soon getting lots of nibbles. Most of what people were pulling in was undersized. Larry got a flounder, Evan, Dan, Sue and I all got baby stripers, Sue got a huge starfish, Evan a cluster of crabs.
When we moved into another spot, we all got to battle dogfish, a small harmless shark. These guys put up quite a fight, and were challenging to bring in. Lots of fun, even though they're not good eating.
At The Catch of the Day in Wellfleet, we had nice blackened bluefish sandwiches and grilled scallops, caught by better fishermen than us.