Prey for me

Everything we do has an effort-to-payoff ratio, which I pay close attention to. The lower the E:P ratio – that is, the lower the effort and the higher the payoff – the happier I am. If it’s too high, I’m inclined to quit. Low enough, and I consider doing it professionally. Sea salt anchors the […]

While I was out

As my regular readers (both of them!) know, our lobster pots have been languishing at the bottom of Cape Cod Bay for over a month. We’ve been prevented from retrieving them by a combination of bad luck, cowardice (mine), and an inexorable north wind. Yesterday morning was a window of opportunity and, since I’m in […]

Pot luck

Yesterday, we checked our lobster pots for the first time. The day before, though, we tried to check our lobster pots for the first time. We consulted the weather forecast in the morning, and it looked like the wind, which was blowing out of the north at about eight knots, was going to pick up […]