Saturday, May 18, 2013

Waiting for Mail , Friday, May 17, 2013

A quiet laid back day awaiting our mail to arrive. It was raining most of the day.  I did several loads of laundry.  We went for groceries and rode into a neighboring town, Port Hadlock.  Just a small community but had some things of interest.  There is a school for wood boat building which appeared to be a busy place and the boat displayed looked like a well-built wood boat.  There appeared to be some sort of class of teens involved with rowing boats in which one young lady trying to climb out of the small boat nearly ended up in the water.  Finally,we got the groceries in the QFC store (apparently associated with Krogers).  We have been wanting to try Dungeness crab since being on the Pacific coast but did not find it on the menu at restaurants and we thought was expensive in markets.  In the Coos Bay area we saw these crabs for $4.99/pound and thought that that was too much.  Well, that was the cheapest price that we ever saw because thereafter the price was always $8.99/pound.  Today being our last day in the coastal region we bit the bullet and bought 2 crabs at the grocery store.  This was our lunch and they were okay, the claw meat was better tasting than the back fin but did not compare with the blue crab. (I still think they cost too much probably half of what is paid for is the shell)  I had brought along a roasting chicken which had not been eaten so I made a pot of Southwestern Chicken soup.  A little before 2pm our mail arrived so tomorrow we will venture eastward.