I showed you a week ago, a lovely place called Loughshinny, where you can get beautiful lobsters. It is amazing how many ingredients and food are available in nature in very surprising places.
As we like the odd adventure from week to week, we explored a beautiful part of Ireland: Connemara.
The visit to some close relatives end up into a mussel hunt on a glorious Sunday morning. When we say adventure, we really mean it… as it was more of a treasure hunt or mission impossible than a relaxing walk on the beach. Stuck in the mud with wellies one size smaller than usual is not what I call “a relaxing walk”.
We reached a very rocky area after a 20 minutes walk from the coast road and I must say, that we still are amazed by the huge quantity of mussels we found there. Which ended up feeding two families for a couple of days!
I would always encourage you to enjoy exploring nature, but also to respect such a wonderful gift, and disturb to a minimum the area so we can all enjoy it again. Leave the small mussels so they can grow into big mussels for next time ;-)[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IQ3V14ScrY]