Saturday, October 3, 2009

Winchester Bay

This is our last evening at Winchester Bay. Tomorrow we leave and go to Medford to see some of my relatives. The marina is filled with sailboats and fishing boats. This is a view from our trailer.

We have had a busy and fun 10 days at the Crab Feast with the Rovin' Rods. Dean has crabbed everyday - 2 days from the dock and 8 days on a boat with 3 other guys. They pulled in an average of about 9 to 10 'keepers' everyday. Most went to the group dinners but we got to freeze a few. Our freezer is full of crab, salmon, albacore tuna (which we bought from a local fisherman), and blackberries. Wish we had a bigger freezer. The picture below is Dean and Bill Underwood cleaning crab at the fish cleaning station.

Every night we either had a happy hour with heavy appetizers or a potluck. I haven't had to cook much and we sure have eaten well. They should rename this group from Rovin Rods to Chowhounds. We have had 3 fantastic potlucks and have eaten out 3 times. The picture below is our travel buddy Jan Moore with Fran and Bill Rayner at one of the happpy hours.

So tomorrow we take out of here and travel 175 miles to Medford. It will be sad to leave the ocean and the wonderful seafood.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Crabbing at Winchester Bay

Dean did it! He finally caught a crab. We have been at Winchester Bay with the Rovin Rods for 4 days and he has been crabbing everyday (two days on a boat and 2 days off the pier). finally he came home with 2 nice crabs. Hopefully we will get more in the next week.

We are having a great time with the
Rods. We have a happy hour each night and last night we all went into Reedsport to the Eagles for chicken fried steak. My diet has been totally blown apart on this trip. Tonight we are having a crab potluck. Everything hasbeen great except for the weather. Wonderful mornings but then the wind picks up and the afternoons are very windy and cold. Oh well, we can't have everything.

This is Jan and Chuck enjoying their breakfast at the marina where we are staying.