Today we had cold weather. Brrr! We had a little bit in the high 40s and it was very windy! I had a lot of things to learn today. I hope you would learn something from today as well!
We started the day by going out for a fancy breakfast. We decided to eat at The Black Dog. It was so peaceful and quiet, and it wasn’t busy at all. Normally, it would be so packed that we would have to wait for hours to get in because it was a popular restaurant on the island.
I got S’mores Pancake and it was so delicious with the graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate chips sprinkled around the top of my 2 tier fluffy and thick pancakes. I could not finish the whole plate. I have a half saved in the fridge. It was so delicious!
We finished up eating and we paid for the food. We decided to leave to meet with Jeremy and his handsome dog Juneau. Jeremy is a oyster farmer who goes out to the sea and collects the oysters. We met him and went in his boat while it was freezing outside but yet still beautiful. It was so cold that my hands were in my pockets the whole ride and back. I took a couple of photos but I could not take a lot because it was so piercing cold out in the sea.
We went through 12 different company stations and we finally got to their company’s plot and got to see all these oysters they get from the bottom of the ocean and I was so fascinated in the work he was working on. He explained how long it takes to have fully grown oysters to be able to sell them. It has to take per oyster to grow 3-4 years to be able to sell them to restaurants and other companies that buy their oysters.
After that, he showed us a bag of oysters coming out of the water and showed us how does it work and how did it break out and being able to sell. Jeremy used a crane and lifted the metal crate out of the water and each bag has about 120 oysters in each one.
Also, he was nice to us because he gave us a free bag of oysters to cook for dinner tonight! We like him, he was very demonstrative and explains his job very well. I would love to come by again and buy special kinds of oysters of his! I haven’t tried it but Frederick and Diana were brave enough to try raw oysters. I was grossed out by a moment.
I was fascinated with his job but imagining myself working in his position is not for me. I loved today’s experience with him. We drove back to the spot where he got the oysters from. Jeremy drove his boat back to land for us to hop off.
We hopped off and I was really cold and I wanted to go back to the van. So, we all went over to the van and got in and Jarmal had his eyes all red again and we still don’t know why he is having that issue. We drove back to the house and all of us were very exhausted and cold.
Overall today’s experience, I had a lot of fun and it was cool for us to join and see the behind the scenes of any company. I thought the oyster was amazing and the food at the Black Dog was very delicious and I want to go back there again one day. I had so many fun moments today. I cannot believe tomorrow is our full last day around Martha’s Vineyard Island. I want to stay longer.
Looking forward to our choice day tomorrow. Have a good day! I hope you enjoyed reading our journals for the past few days!