By the beautiful sea…

Aug 20, 2014 | 5 comments

At the Oysterville Store

At the Oysterville Store

The first thing that Marta said when we picked her up at PDX on Saturday was, “I really want to go to the beach.” Or, no. That was the second thing. The first thing was “Let’s get breakfast. I’m starved!” Done! But the beach never did happen.

You’d think that when you live one mile from the ocean there’d be no trouble getting there. But every single day was packed with people and places and events, none of which was in the vicinity of the blue Pacific. That’s sort of the story of our life here in Oysterville.

Picnic Time

Picnic Time

We got home on Saturday just in time to go to the Polly Friedlander Memorial Reception at Bradley’s. Sunday it was a visit to the Oysterville Store and Oysterville Sea Farms, a walk around town, Music Vespers at the church, the Willapa Bay Oyster documentary at the Neptune Theater in Long Beach and dinner at the Shelburne Pub.

Monday we had a picnic for a dozen plus people in our garden and that night went to our friend Maggie’s for dinner. Yesterday it was a visit with Wes Weddell and a tour of Willapa Bay Air, then a quickie, rubber-necking run around the ‘blue roads’ of the Peninsula, a stop at Ole Bob’s for salmon and a gourmet dinner here at home prepared by Marta, herself!

Marta with Maggie

Marta with Maggie

We did drive out the Klipsan approach and at least looked at the surf. Not too many yards distance and still on (sort of) the approach road was a car up to its axles in soft sand. It looked as though they were using a child’s yellow plastic sand shovel to try to extricate themselves – that, and a lot of bad advice from other tourists.

And, this morning, before the sun peeps over the Willapa hills, we leave for PDX. Already it’s time to bid Marta farewell. On a positive note – there’s always next time and maybe it will be sooner rather than later — since we didn’t ‘do it all’ this time. Not even close.

5 Comments

  1. Stephanie Frieze

    It is easy to become busy and not get down on the beach. Fortunately, Dave thinks of it this time of year and gets us out there if he thinks there will be a sunset. It is helpful that Scoopers is next to the Bolstad approach. Their ice cream is expensive, but pretty good.

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  2. Pam

    What a grand time! I’m sure Marta hated to leave. Did you have soup at Maggie’s?!!

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  3. Greg

    What a ray of sunshine

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  4. Marta LaRue

    I certainly had a fab time…so fun to meet all the “newcomers” to Oysterville & hope to see you all again real soon – next time picnic on the beach!! 🙂

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  5. Cate Gable

    “The Marta Mandate”— she must come more often and stay longer! Life is short!

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