Editorial and Photoes by Jim Goerg
Sometimes I’m as sharp as an old razor. Other times razors are much sharper than me and more exciting but with one of the rites of spring happening here in the Pacific Northwest, its worth sharpening-up and gearing-up for digging razor clams on our Pacific beaches.
Last month was the opening (pre-spring) season which just happened to be on St. Patrick’s Day weekend along Washington’s Copalis and Mocrocks beaches, right there in and around beautiful Ocean Shores.
Coincidentally, the opening met with Ocean Shores North Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Razor Clam Festival and seafood extravaganza. A much anticipated yearly event.
The “digs” were scheduled by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife but all of that depended on the results of marine toxin tests by the Department of Health, which showed the razor clams were safe to eat.
The Friday and Saturday digs lit up a group of us and even though they were considered evening digs by department standards (depends on low “clam” tides.) The added daylight time savings along with the low tides resulted in beautiful lit evenings with no lanterns or flashlights needed.
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