Yes, they made it off the island. The little boat made two more trips and the last ones on the island were the ones who had the tallest boots… they had thigh boots. They took one for the team because they had thigh boots.
When preparing your clams for dinner, it is best to let them soak in a bucket of water over night so that they “relax.” This will make it easier to clean them. It will also take out a lot of the sand.
Then you will have a bowl of necks with two tubes inside each neck. Those are the valves that were squirting out at us.
You slip a knife or your finger along the inside of one tube and it will open up. Then do the same for the other tube until you have a nice rectangular steak. We can go over this a bit more tomorrow when I post a recipe. But it’s very easy you’ll see.