Scrap reluctantly started the journey in the bed of the truck.
Bakeman's Beach. Harborside, ME
A seaweed laden sand bar turned out to the best bet for mussels on this night. We go at low tide so that all of the mussels are exposed on the beach and rocks or in very shallow water. We've been out clamming too but I prefer the mussels because they're easier to get clean. When we got them home we scrubbed off the barnacles and made a traditional pasta with mussels, parsley, a little white wine and parmigiano reggiano. Hard to beat that.