Bay Blog and News

Sure Feels Like Summer Today – 86 Degrees In Bodega Bay!

  [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="270" caption="Click on the image to see a larger view of the campsites."][/caption] Time to go in the garage and dust off the camping equipment and get ready to head off to the coast. It’s sad that a number of park facilities have been closed due to budget cuts but those…
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Bodega Bay Trail Meeting – April 19th

  On April 19,, 2012 Fifth District Supervisor Efren Carrillo will be hosting a meeting with Sonoma County Regional Parks to provide an update on the proposed 3.4 mile Bodega Bay Trail. The trail is located along the Highway 1 corridor from Salmon Creek to Doran Beach Regional Park. Once completed, this trail will serve…
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Council Adopts Substantial Salmon Seasons Coastwide

  The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted a set of ocean salmon seasons that provides both recreational and commercial opportunities coastwide. California and Oregon fishermen, in particular, will be benefit from higher-than‐usual salmon returns in the Sacramento and Klamath Rivers this year. The recommendation will be forwarded to the National Marine Fisheries Service for approval…
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Tall ship fans besiege Bodega Bay – Press Democrat

The Press Democrat is reporting that large crowds are showing up at Spud Point to take a tour of the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. The article by Martin Espinoza says that large numbers are being turned away because of limited opportunities for dock-side tours. The message is “GET THERE EARLY IF YOU WANT TO…
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The Daffodils Are Blooming, Saturday at 11:30 PM, Channel 22

“The Daffodils Are Blooming” a new short film made in west Sonoma County by its residents, is essentially a love letter to the glory of the county. The film makes its television debut on KRCB PBS (Ch.22) on Saturday at 11:30pm in the 14 part series called – Bodega Bay Film Festival’s “World of Short…
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Dance Ensemble, Saturday April 7th

  This is not to be missed!!! The Bodega Bay Grange is hosting The Russian Collection Performing Arts Ensemble Saturday, April 7 at 7:00. It will be a theater- in- the- round setting with high kicking dancers, musicians and singers. There will be refreshments and wine and limited souvenirs. Here is a link to a…
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Lady Washington/Hawaiian Chieftain: Columbia River Battle Sail

The Tall Ships have arrived and are available for Tours, Battle Sails and Cruises. UPDATED! Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are on a first-ever five-day visit to Bodega Bay to help commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Fort Ross, the southernmost settlement in the Russian colonization in North America. The ships are staying…
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Hawaiian Chieftain History and Specifications

The Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington will be leaving at 9:00 AM on Monday morning from Sausalito and will arrive in Bodega Bay on Tuesday, April 3rd. Passages offer a one-way extended tall ship experience, similar to 18th-century travelers. Experienced travelers accustomed to limited facilities only; you will be assigned a watch and may be…
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Building The Lady Washington (1989)

The Lady Washington will arrive in a little over a week from now. Here is a documentary that describes the building of this Tall Ship in 1989. The brig Lady Washington was constructed at Aberdeen, Wash., for the centennial of Washington State. This 1992 documentary tells the story of her history, construction, and mission to…
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Life of a Tall Ship Sailor on the Lady Washington

In a little over a week the Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be visiting Bodega Bay. Will you be there when they arrive? There seems to be lots of interest in seeing the Tall Ships in Bodega Bay so if you are interested in taking a cruise you probably need to make…
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Making Plans For Easter?

  Bring your baskets and join the Easter Bunny for a fun egg hunt before brunch at 10:00 AM on Surfbird Ct.  Cost: Free After the Egg Hunt there will be a Champagne Brunch served 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Bluewater Bistro. $30 for adults, Children under 12 just $12 Make reservations by calling 707-875-3513
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Whiskey & Apple Pie: A Taste of Elder Wisdom

Another North Coast movie in production is Whiskey and Apple Pie: A Taste of Elder Wisdom.  Three locals in the film, Mimi Vaughn, Erika Nemeth and Chester Aaron are seen in the picture to the left enjoying some ice cream at Screamin’ Mimi’s in Sebastopol. Whiskey and Apple Pie is a self-funded thought provoking, fun…
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Tall Ships California Schedule

There has been lots of interest in the Tall Ships coming to Bodega Bay April 4-9. But did you know that these ships are on a California tour that includes stops in 4 more ports this year? Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image of the Bodega Bay flyer. The vessels will present…
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Mercedes Tall Ship For Sale

Originally built, in steel, as a fishing boat in 1958, Mercedes was transformed into an elegant Classic Brig for Corporate Hospitality in 2005. She is licensed for Day and Evening cruises with up to 140 guests and can seat 60 guests for dinner. Her masts and bowsprit are Steel, her yards and boom, Aluminium She…
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Don’t forget about the 2nd Annual Brewmaster Dinner Series on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th. The Tides Wharf Restaurant in Bodega Bay welcomes Ricardo Norgrove, Proprietor and Brewmaster of Bear Republic Brewing Co. for a fun and educational food and beer pairing dinner. Start the evening dockside with hors d’oeuvres and Bear Republic’s XP…
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