Friday, March 9, 2012

What we caught in our nets.

After over a month 'at sea' the Hybrid Handmade Husband steered his 'boat' home.  We decided to check the nets for damage and went fishing this morning.  Here is what we caught.

The tide was SO low exposing bits of land that almost always belong to the sea.  My local Vendean neighbours were out in force, busy hunting for lunch.  Amiable little huddles of them scoured the freshly exposed rocks trapping crabs, tapping away at oysters and possibly peeling off a few mussels too (although I am reliably informed, it is not the right time of year for mussels).

I was initially fairly pleased with my haul of mostly seaweed.  The sun was giving their fronds a 'Gummi Bear' like translucency which had me fairly captivated.

Then we hit the mussel beds...

and we began to find new, rare and beautiful things.

Elsewhere, I played 'superhero', saving all the stranded starfish I saw by throwing them into the closest pool...

....until I saw this lot and felt a little overwhelmed by my new role!

However, my distress was somewhat dissipated by the knowledge that the tide was about to turn, returning these stranded stars to the relative safety of submersion.

So, an impressive haul today would you not agree mes amis?

Now, you may have noticed that amongst the buttons on the right hand side of this page that I have submitted this blog for a 'Brilliance in Blogging' award.  I have picked the 'SNAP' category (where the focus is on photography, no pun intended).  If you feel like nominating Hybrid Handmade that would be so very excellent.  All you have to do is click here, fill in some details at the top and then scroll down 8 awards to the 'SNAP' category.  They ask for the URL of a specific post - I do believe that this post is a good one given the fact that my net is so full of fantastic things and so the URL for this post is

If you have any other blogs you feel are worthy of the other categories why not nominate them too (and yourself if you have a blog and are from or based in the UK or Northern Ireland)?

Over and out till next week.  Bon Weekend!


  1. Je suis d'accord

    You are hereby nominated.

    i always look forward to your catch and this one was fantastic!

  2. Oh Pam, it was fantastic - just when I thought I had seen it all I found something else even more amazing! And thank you so much for taking the time to nominate me - I really appreciate it.

  3. Hey..will nominate you as soon as mr rugby wakes up the laptop and signs me into the hotel net... iPhone not the easiest to navigate cut paste nominate with. :)xx love your net today. Looking forward to seeing those tentacles ( the grey purple ones) into a silver abstraction

  4. Done! What amazing photos Mme H! H and M were very impressed, with H adding that it's not fair that you get to have THAT beach. The grass is always greener.....or in this case....your beach has star fish which are infinitely less scary than blue bottles! Happy to hear the Hybrid Handmade Home is full to the brim. Have a wonder-filled weekend mes amis. Mrs L xxxx

    1. am giggling at H complaining at his beach :)

    2. Don't know H but knowing roughly where on the blue marble mrsL resides I can imagine their beach is probably pretty nice. Personally I am hankering after a beach with cliffs and rock pools... Distinct shortage where I live.


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