Last September, on a whim to buy tuna fresh on the dock, we found ourselves in Charleston, Oregon. It had been a long time since I had been in Charleston and I realized that it was a place that deserved more time and attention. So earlier this month we created a 4-day weekend and explored Charleston, the Coos … Continue reading A Whale of a Weekend
As luck would have it, two days before we left for Charleston Oregon in our quest for fresh tuna, I was in our local liquor store browsing the rum section. I am actually a wine drinker and I am still familiarizing myself with spirits and cocktails so my forays into a liquor store are usually … Continue reading Stillwagon Distillery: Charleston
I have been eying the South Slough Estuary in Charleston, Oregon for quite some time now. It always looks like a great place to take a nice walk, do some birding, or maybe launch our canoe and enjoy a quiet paddle. However, since Charleston is a two hour drive from Cottage Grove, I figured it … Continue reading South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve: Charleston
Some times we get a wild idea and last week it involved the desire to buy fresh tuna at the coast. We had heard that tuna runs were good this year keeping tuna prices reasonable, so we did a little online research (notably at the Oregon Albacore Commission) and called places in Winchester Bay to … Continue reading Tuna!