This is James.
This time tomorrow he hopes to be 20 - 30 metres underwater. In fact, that’s true of every day next week. Because James is a scallop diver. At 0630, he meets his two colleagues in the habour and then the three of them head out into the rich waters of the Lyme Bay Marine Reserve on their boat, Grey Mist.
Taking it in turns, two of them stay on the boat, while the other one puts on a dry suit and dives for an hour or so. The scallops live freely in the mud, rock and sand so James and his mates simply grab them with their hands and put them into their collecting bags. When done, up comes the diver and with him the scallops. They then steam back to shore, where the scallops are shucked and prepped ready for all us soft-handed, land-lubbing officey types to enjoy. Weather permitting, James is keen for you to buy some of these sweet stunners this coming week. Because of the Easter hols, this week’s market will take place on Tuesday. Delivery will be made on Thursday so that you have all your amazing Wylde produce in time for your Easter feasting! See you then, Nick