I'm thing about going clamming on long beach:
1. What kind of shoes should I wear? I've got some waterproof boots I can wear myself that go up to just above the ankle - will that work? My friend and her kids only have tennis shoes and sandals - are their feet going to freeze to death?
2. My friends kids are 11 and 6. Is the 6 year old too young? I don't want her to get swept into the ocean or something.
3. Only me and the kids will be clamming. My friend wants to walk with us and watch her daughter while we clam on the beach but she won't be collecting any clams herself. Will she need a permit too?
4. Is the razor clam festival worth going to? Low tide is earlier in the morning on the day of the festival so since I'm doing a day trip from Portland, I'd rather pick a day I can wake up later on and would skip the festival unless it sounds interesting. Do they let you sample a number of different clam chowders for not too much cost?
Thanks a lot!