Travel Tuesday: That Time I Caught Crabs In Mexico

Happy Travel Tuesday everyone!! I hope your week is off to a good start! Sorry for the radio silence this weekend – the post I wanted just wouldn’t come out, so I spent the time drafting other posts instead – at least it was productive, right? I’m heading down to Mexico this weekend for a wedding (happy face). In the spirit of both the location and the occasion I thought it would be fun to share a story about that one time, in Mexico, when I caught crabs, then took photos!

Okay, I apologize for the somewhat cliche title – I have to do something to peak interest! I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Puerto Penasco, Mexico (aka Rocky Point) several times since moving to Arizona. It’s about a 3.5-4 hour drive from Phoenix and a popular beach destination for us desert dwellers. My co-worker owns a condo down there, so I’m incredibly spoiled (#sorrynotsorry). Every trip down is a little bit different, and there’s always a variety of interesting people to meet up with – both American and Mexican. On this particular adventure, we met up with a mutual friend who’s been visiting the area for….well, quite a while (smile). He’s a biologist and insisted on taking us all crabbing at a nearby “secret” spot. When this guy’s involved, you never turn down the opportunity – he’s always an adventure (smile)!

So we all crammed into the truck with nets, buckets, and coolers to head to this “secret” spot. Once there, we alternated between chasing crabs with nets and drinking watching on shore. These little guys are incredibly difficult to spot in the water and super quick! There’s a special art to catching them, but I’m not allowed to share (smile). Even the dog got in on the action!

Once the tide came in we were forced to give up the good fight and head in for the day. We took the crabs we did catch back to the condo for super yummy softshell appetizers (smile).

I think it’s fun anytime you can participate in the gathering of your own food (I think it’s a by-product of my upbringing), and this was a special treat. It was quality entertainment and educational – the biologist loves to share any random knowledge on pretty much any topic. Sun, surf, and seafood – win all around!!

Rocky Point, Mexico

Sunset on an amazing day πŸ™‚

Have you ever been crabbing??

Come joinΒ Bonnie, Camila, Jessi, and Amy for more adventures!!

Travel Tuesday

9 thoughts on “Travel Tuesday: That Time I Caught Crabs In Mexico

  1. Pingback: Travel Tuesday: Rocky Point Wedding | PonderTheIrrelevant

    • Ooh I’ve heard clamming is also a lot of fun, though I’ve never tried it personally. I bet that would also be a fun adventure! πŸ™‚

      As for the pop-ups, I wish I could claim credit for that, but it’s an auto WordPress feature.If there’s a trick to it, I haven’t found it yet.


    • Lol – I totally understand that struggle! I was a total coward and left the preparation part to someone else – after all the photos, I found myself a little attached :-/
      But the experience was truly so much fun and well…tasty! πŸ™‚


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