It is now 2:36 PM and all the main activities are done. I caught my first crab using my own net this morning. I actually caught about three or four but it is best to throw the females back in order to be a responsible fisherman so that is what I did. The first one I caught was a rock crab and Sadao-san said it was better for cooking the crab miso soup.
It is 4:18 AM on Sunday, May 13th. I woke up at 3:30 AM and couldn’t sleep anymore. That is fine because I’m going crabbing with Sadao and need to be there at 5:00 AM. This is the first time I’ve gone crabbing with my own crab net and I’ve learned that I need to be careful to not get the rope caught on the pillars that uphold the pier. I’m hoping I catch at least one crab so I can make crab flavored miso soup today for our cookout.