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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Garibaldi

Garibaldi is a small coastal town on Tillamook Bay.  It was once the site of a huge lumber mill, and still has a busy hardwood mill. It is also a fishing village, with salmon trawlers and shrimp boats still tied at the docks, and many private and charter boats as well.  Fishing in the bay is done in small boats and the larger boats go out across the bar into the ocean to fish.

Because of the decline of fish, the fisheries have fallen on hard times. The old work boats are not so active any more, but they are still full of character. 








 Out on the docks, in this old boat shop, is a business we love to check in on.  This is where we bought our Wind Spinner.
 We stopped by to tell the elderly gentleman who still makes them how much we love ours. He only sells them here, and they are precision made stainless steel works of art. 
The apple fritters at the Bayfront Bakery are works of art too.  Yum. 

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely little setting, Linda. Love that yellow boat in particular. :)

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  2. Apple fritters are my favorites! I love seeing those old boats in the harbor. Sad that they aren't as productive as they once were.

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  3. Love visiting there, got some of the best fresh crab ever there. Super pictures!

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  4. When you haul up every last thing of any size and send out a hook line to the end of the horizon, then there is nothing left to catch.

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  5. You are making me hungry! And those spinners are truly works of art. :-)

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  6. What a cool and interesting little town! Those wind spinners are wonderfully creative. I think I need one. I need one of everything.

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  7. Awesome boat photos. When I'm on the coast, I always find a dock to spend time on.

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  8. love all the boat photos, my hubby is still working on his painting hopefully the final coat-it's been a loong work in progress and still another year left. He's a perfectionist.

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  9. You have the most interesting places in your area. I love the wind spinner. I wish we could put one up here. I love apple fritters. My mouth is watering!

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  10. Picturesque town, especially those fishing boats on the water! You know all the best places!

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  11. Love the look of the boats in the harbor. Too bad fishing has taken a down turn. Such an ancient occupation.

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