Crabbing At Mudeford... Again!

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you might remember my previous post about crabbing at Mudeford here. Looking at that post brings back so many memories for me and I can't believe how small the children look, they've grown so much since then. Plus we have Z now too!

Anyway, during half term we decided to go back so we packed up the car with our crabbing equipment and headed off. Once again it was a grey and very windy day so coats were a must.


Because it was so windy we couldn't go to our usual spot, the tide current was just too strong there so we headed around to a slightly more sheltered area. Unfortunately this area didn't have barriers so I must admit that I spent the whole time feeling nervous that one of the children were about to topple in. 

Crabbing at Mudeford

Luckily they all stayed on dry land and really got involved with catching those crabs. Last time, E wasn't able to actually take part in the crabbing fun (she spent most of the day in the pushchair, like Z did this time) but now she's older there was no stopping her! 

N and E are both quite competitive so of course they decided to see who could catch the most crab. Who do you think won?

E enjoyed holding the crabs but N wouldn't touch them even if you paid her - I love seeing how they are all growing up to be so different.

Crabbing at Mudeford

While we were crabbing we also watched some boats sailing past. T went on a sailing week last year where he learnt how to do this - it looks like a LOT of work to me.

Boats at Mudeford

A beautiful swan decided to come and check us out. E insisted it was a duck!

Swan at Mudeford

So who won the crabbing competition? Well, one bucket ended up with ten crabs in it and the other had six crabs. 

Crabbing at Mudeford

E won!!! She caught ten crabs and happily placed them all in her bucket.

N said E only won because she had daddy helping her, how did I know she'd say that ha ha.

We finished our trip with a yummy meal in the Harvester, just what we needed to warm ourselves up.

Do your children enjoy crabbing? Do they like to compete too? I'd love to hear from you.


  1. I remember you visiting Kate. Shame it wasn't the same week as ours - I could have met you for a coffee!

    Love your photographs and I can feel the 'energy' of your family day out. So many changes! x

    1. Oh there's always plenty of energy on our days out, not so much from me though I try to keep up lol :)

      Thanks for stopping by Shaz x


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