The trip took place in Awase's tide land. What is tide land you must ask yourself… well; this is the land that reveals itself when the tide is low. Apparently it can be a huge mass of land, not just a few meters. In Awase, it was a hundred and something Hectares (I think). Sadly, I have no idea how big a Hectare is, so it doesn't really help me. But I can tell you this – there was a lot of land there.
So what is so special about this
Anyway, we went there to see what the fuss is all about. It was real nice (although a bit exhausting). We saw starfish, crabs, shellfish and all kinds of other stuff.
At one point the instructor told us to look for shellfish and collect them. I wondered why we are doing this, and asked one of the guys.
Guess what the answer was?
To eat them!!!!
When we came back to the assembly point, the instructor showed us how to open the shellfish, cut them open, clean the blood… and eat them, as they are.
Then he offered each one a bite. When I was offered I was in a big dilemma. In the end I decided that I am here to experience new things and ate it. Obviously, everybody was laughing because of the face I made.
The taste was OK, but the texture was slimy, and the concept of eating something just like this was quite hard for me…
Now, for what really interests you – the pictures…
This is a leg. (I am sure I had a reason to take that picture...)
This is a cool crab. It was kinda aggressive...
And this is a starfish.
Looks small, doesn't it? Well it is quite big actually: