If any of you have somehow gotten the impression that I am a committed, responsible steward of garden and livestock, as well as a loving and supportive wife, I’m about to disabuse you of that notion.
I have ditched home, garden, poultry, oysters, and husband for three days on Dauphin Island, off the Alabama coast in the Gulf of Mexico.
I was invited to come taste a very particular kind of seafood – royal red shrimp. Royal reds are deep-water shrimp, farmed in one relatively small area of the Gulf. They are reputed to be lobster-like, succulent and sweet, and I’ll tell you all about them once I’ve tasted them.
But that won’t be until tomorrow, after I’ve gone fishing in the bay between the island and the mainland. A bay that my room at the fish camp looks out on. A bay that is teeming with redfish.
Say hi to Kevin for me!