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    Default Sea Urchins

    The season starts tomorrow for " la peche aux oursins" . They are not caught on rod and line but in nets and by scuba divers. I can't say I like them at all. The french love them but I think they are horrible.

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    Default re: Sea Urchins

    I love most seafoods but have never really liked urchins.

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

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    Can you do the honours again Peter to say Sea and not ses- doh.

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    Done

    Easy fix

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

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    Agree with you both there, the French like a few things that I'm not that keen on...Andouillete for starters....Shudder!

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    Default Re: Sea Urchins

    I used to scuba dive and I remember once kneeling on a sea urchin and getting a couple of spines in my knee - through my wetsuit. They stayed in there months then one day came to the surface and just popped out with a little squeeze. A friend of mine used to carry a little gizmo like a hypodermic in reverse for sucking them out.

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    I too got some spines into me but in Spain. Very painful. I wont go near them again.

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    Eating the roe from inside isn't for me. I give them a wide birth both from a swimming and culinary perspective.

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