A Day In The Life
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a shrimper?
It all starts with a 2AM alarm clock, and it doesn't end until the last shrimp is sold in the afternoon. And in between is hours of hard work: preparing the nets, hauling them back in, culling the catch, and getting it all cleaned up and ready to do it again the next day. And that's on a perfect day when everything goes right—but these guys do it because they love it. It's a way of life for them that the rest of us benefit from as they provide us with the fruits of the sea that we get to enjoy and that we love to celebrate in the Lowcountry.
Many thinks to photographer Glyn Cowden who volunteered his time to make this happen. Glyn said he had a great time doing this, but he doesn't know what he would have done if his alarm had to go off at 2AM again the next day! And many thanks to Capt. Tommy Edwards and crew of the Mrs. Judy Too for letting Glyn come along and for doing what they do every day. Please note you can click on each photo if you wish to enlarge it on your screen.