Scrub a dub dub

It’s a good thing that this is a rain forest, as Bernard has been power spraying for days and putting a good dent in the water table. The Yurt is looking quite respectable now.

I finished up some adjustments to our web site and have the bookkeeping up to date. Today I did an inventory of the kitchen and made out a grocery list for the next trip to town.

I’m preparing the Sourdough Starter so there will be lots of home made bread and sweet rolls this summer.

Daffodil in the Rain

In a window scape that is all green and gray,
through the wet drops of rain that slide down the window
Bright yellow daffodil shadows dance in the wind

Early Spring Guests

Our second set of early Spring guests just departed. A family from Seattle. The weather remained perfect for them. After settling in they headed off to one of our local restaurants which they enjoyed, although it was busy on a Saturday night. “Roo” , as in Kanga.

Then back to the quiet of Moby Dick where the sounds you here are the Herons settling in for the night and the waves lapping on the bay.

This morning it was a Spring Garden Frittata filled today with chunks of potatoes, kale, mustard greens and chives from the garden, topped with a salsa of peppers, tomatoes and green chili. The basket of pumpkin walnut bread was soon devoured.

Full and happy they were off to go horseback riding then back up to Seattle. A neat little weekend escape for the family.

Soft Saturday

It’s one of those misty gray days when everything goes water color. Antonio mowed the lawn, so I spent the morning sweeping up all of the grass I tracked in after my morning walk.

I retrospect a second pair of shoes by the door would have been a good idea.

Bernard is cleaning out one of the many storage areas as he likes to have his “space”.

I found some fresh wild caught snapper at the grocery store and a calamari steak, so think seafood and a gray day go well together

Spring Chores

The garden is progressing. Bernard planted a bed of Potatoes and another of Fava Beans. Today he is power hosing down the decks to remove the last traces of a wet winter.
I washed the windows…at least the ones I could reach. Tomorrow I’ll find a step stool and do the ones on top. But, at least you can see where I’ve been!

A Pumpkin Walnut bread is baking in the oven and the smell drifts out to the living room.

The temperature is still cool, but the sun is shining and it is a great day to wander through the large trees and ferns of the grounds.

Bernard and Annie are back at Moby Dick

It’s been eleven years since we had the joy of welcoming guests to Moby Dick Hotel and Oyster Farm.
After saying a sad goodbye to friends here, we headed out to Idaho and a fly fishing ranch on the Salmon River, then north to Alaska where we ran our own lodge for the past few years. Guests joined us from around the world in our spot above the Arctic Circle to view the northern lights.
But WE’RE BACK, so stop by and say hello, or better yet be a guest so we can do some cooking!

De Yonge Booksigning

Today at 4:00pm, Jack De Yonge will be at the Moby Dick Hotel to talk about his new book: “Boom Town Boy”. With his wit and humor, he will entertain us with his views on current politics – especially on his home state of Alaska. Complimentary refreshments will be served. After, join the author for dinner, $15 per person.
Come and sit by the fire and enjoy the afternoon at the Moby Dick Hotel.

Stormey Weather

You missed out on the storm watching this weekend…there will be another one soon. The wind was wild, the rain hard, loud thunder, cracking lightning and a roaring fire. The Moby Dick Hotel is so solidly build the storm rages all around us but we are safe and warm. The sky has darkened again and the next wave is coming. I can see the waves crashing, its high tide right now. The trees are whipping. Gotta go put another log on the fire.
Call us for reservations, don’t miss the next one!

Indian Summer on Willapa Bay

I’ve lived in some beautiful places, Iowa (yes, Iowa), Minnesota, Idaho, Southern California, the Oregon Coast!, but none compare to a fall day on Willapa Bay, Washington. The long afternoon sun creating lean shadows, the gentle breeze off the water, and the smell of autumn in the air.

I’m at the Moby Dick Hotel and tonight there will be a roaring fire. Our guests will be gathered round, some reading, some in deep discussion and the rest of us playing a game of Pictionary. I love my job.

When will you be joining us. You are missing the fun!


AAA bay Willapa oysters

If you knew what was in the water that the oysters in Willapa are retaining while they filter you would not eat them.

Rodeo roundup

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