Bandon Oregon

After Bill and I attended 10:30 a.m. Mass this morning in Bandon, we went to try a fish & chip place our supervisor, Ranger, Patrick, told us about in Bandon, called the Bandon Fish Market.

 

This is a tiny little place with only about five tables inside and some benches on the outdoor patio. There is a constant line of people, that wraps around the building, waiting to get in to order their baskets of fish etc. When we saw all the people Bill and I were hoping this was going to be as good as Patrick told us it was, and it was!

Bill and I love fish and chips, and we both agreed that this was some of the best we’ve ever had. YUMMERS! They give you huge portions, six pieces of fish, and a seemingly bottomless box of fries, as well as coleslaw or garlic toast on the side. It was delicious, and we will definitely go back for more sometime.

After lunch, we walked around Old Town Bandon. What an adorable little place it is. We visited this little shop that is attached to Tony’s Crab Shack.  We asked the man behind the counter to tell us about the crabbing pots (big wire basket looking things stacked in the front of the store), they have for rent outside the shop, and about the crabbing season. He explained that in the summer, usually towards the middle or end of summer, is when the larger male crabs come in towards the pier, and are more readily available for catching in the pots. He said there is a size limit and you have to release anything that isn’t the right size… He said you can purchase a crabbing license, rent a pot(s) and go crabbing right off the pier behind the store. And when you catch your crabs, Tony’s Crab Shack will even cook them up for you if you don’t want to take them home and cook them yourself.. How cool is that?

 

This little shop also sells every kind of colorful whirly things you can imagine.

All up and down the pier you can find all sorts of interesting boat dock related things to explore.

And, they have all sorts of wood carved figurines placed all around the pier as well.

In the middle of the pier, they have an enclosed area with all kinds of unique wood carved furniture.

This weekend the pier was also showcasing a local grade school’s art work project.

There were sea gulls flying overhead, and I was hopping one would drop a feather or two, because I’m trying to find some feathers from different kinds of birds for my frister who needs them for some of her special art projects. So far no luck…but I keep looking…

The streets of Old Town Bandon are lined with one of a kind little shops, and all the stores seem to be adorned with the most beautiful flowers.

If the men folk get tired of shopping with the ladies… they even have special waiting areas outside the shops just for them…

It was a really fun day exploring the Old Town Bandon area. Before we left, I did purchase a colorful three tiered whirly wheel to decorate our little campsite yard. Now, if I had about six more colorful whirly things to place around our campsite, we might look like we fit in with all the other camp hosts that come here every summer.. Ha! I did find a really cool, colorful windsock that said “Happy Hour” on it, but I wasn’t about to pay $24.00 for a windsock. Nope, I’m just as happy with my colorful little whirly wheel.

Just before we were ready to leave Bandon, I stopped in the restroom, and captured this note someone wrote on the inside of the restroom door.. While I don’t think it’s at all nice to write on anyone’s property, since it was already there, I thought it was a nice thought, and so I will leave you with it too..

Stay Tuned!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Jun 04, 2017 @ 22:22:29

    Love all of this!!! When you are on the beach you’ll find plenty of feathers…not to worry! Now if after that love note someone would have signed BELLA…then WHOA!!! That would have really been something ha ha! Love you girl…xoxo

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    • beyondcinderella
      Jun 05, 2017 @ 03:02:07

      Oh my, Frissy, don’t you know Bella is ready, and willing, to come out and celebrate this adventure… She just needs the right atmosphere, and the right folks, that are willing to accept her… Never know, she just might show up on the beach one night when we are having a campfire, after we have a great southern seafood boil… Look out… 🙂

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  2. Robert Craig
    Jun 05, 2017 @ 00:26:26

    You can count on one hand the places in the world where you can get fresh catch seafood from pristine unpolluted waters. As an observant Catholic, have your fish on Friday. Then Oregon scallops on Saturday, fresh crab on Sunday, oysters on Monday, tuna on Tuesday, clams on Wednesday, mussels on Thursday. If you want red meat, have salmon. 😉

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  3. Ellen Kaufman
    Jun 05, 2017 @ 13:33:38

    What wonderful Sunday afternoon you guys had on Pentecost Sunday. The Holy Spirit blessed you for sure today with lots of info and sights to see. Glad you enjoy that little old town of Bandon. So many things to explore and lovely walks on the beaches. Looking forward to your sunny days ahead🐚☀️🌊🐋🐳🦀

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