Sometimes you just gotta get out of town. A little distance from the everyday. If you live in the bay area Tomales Bay is the perfect destination. It is just a short beautiful drive, so you can fit it into that one day on your calendar that isn’t yet filled. As you wind along the roads city blocks turn into grass filled fields and you feel like you are a million miles away within thirty minutes. Not only is it beautiful, but they have oysters.
When it comes to Tomales Bay there are a lot of oyster places to choose from, but our little party settled on Hog Island. They have a picnic spot and an amazing oyster bar called The Boat that provides you with everything you need. Our crew was excited to shuck our own, so we came ready with the oyster essentials, but the one essential we were missing was a reservation. Lesson learned, you want a waterfront picnic site next to an oyster farm you need to book it in advance.
So we weren’t able to put all our fun tools to good use, but we didn’t miss a beat. We ordered oysters from The Boat, opened a bottle of wine, and enjoyed the view. We even stopped by their oyster bar and filled our cooler with oysters to try and shuck at home.
It was a beautiful day with great company. I’m definitely going to give the oyster picnic another shot in the very near future. On the road home we saw a kayak spot, but it was closing up. Note to self, next time hit the road early enough to take a spin around the bay in a kayak.
Hope your summers are being filled with adventures!