Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ocean Adventure, Day 4

On Saturday, in Ilwaco, there is a very nice market at the Port of Ilwaco.  There were some veggie vendors, some with berries that looked totally delicious and made me want to make jam and lots of arts and crafts.  It's a nice selection.  You can get something to eat, either from a tent or from one of the restaurants located along the way.  There was even a chowder truck!

I love to photograph artist's palettes and Don Nisbett kindly allowed me to get a shot of his.  Don is a local Northwest artist.  I love that palette!

Don Nesbitt in his gallery/studio

There was a lovely little independent bookstore tucked in among the shops and restaurants, called Time Enough Books.  I loved the Mark Twain quote they have painted on a wall in the shop.  Sadly, it is so very true.  I found some books I had to have, of course.  What are you reading right now?

Ilwaco is a true, working port and there are many charter companies available to take you out for some salmon fishing or sturgeon, is that is your preference.  (Not mine!  No sturgeon for this one.  Hate the stuff!)

We had a truly fabulous dinner at Jimella & Nanci's Market Cafe in near-by Klipson Beach.  We'd been told that was the place that all foodies must visit and we were not led astray.  I had the pan fried oysters and they were just about the best plate of oysters I have ever had, and certainly the prettiest.

The oysters were crunchy on the outside and like hot custard on the inside, just the way I love them.  I bought a couple of jars of their jam to take home, one huckleberry and one Bing cherry.  Doesn't that sound good?

The sunset wasn't bad, either!

1 comment:

diane b said...

I'd love to go on holidays with you. You find the best eateries and food plays a big part in the holiday. Reading too. I'm reading a depressing book at the moment but it is gripping. "Pitcairn a paradise lost". The true story of the sex abuse of all the young girls on the island and the debacle of trying to bring the men to justice.