Saturday, October 09, 2021

Slightly Crabby in Port Angeles

Not only is there a lot of legit Asian food in the area but there's a lot of fun weird fusion happening as well.

Our mission today was driving.. up to Port Angeles for the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival.

Puget Sound dictates that if you want to drive west you have to drive a lot south first, so that's what we did. There are ferries but they're pretty unreliable in my opinion, and you have no guarantee what time you'll be able to board.

"MV Kalakala

This mural sponsored by the Rotary Nor'wester Club of Port Angeles captures the famous MV Kalakala ferry leaving Port Angeles Harbor.

The Kalakala - a Native American word meaning "flying bird" - carried cars and passengers across the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Port Angeles and Victoria, B.C., in 1946 and 1947, and again from 1955 through 1959, after years of service in Seattle beginning in 1935.

With her unique streamlined superstructure, art deco styling and luxurious amenities, the MV (Motor Vessel) Kalakala was a popular attraction for locals and tourists.

After being taken out of service in 1967, the 276-foot vessel was used as a fish processor in Alaska. It was towed back to Seattle in 1998, but plans to restore it as a restaurant or museum never came up with enough money. It was scrapped in 2015.

Painted in 1995-1996 by artist Cory Ench, this mural is a favorite with photographers because of its amusing three-dimensional-like children and a dog. They look as if they are sitting in front of the mural instead of being part of it."

There was a lot of good advice on hand for Lydias.

Oddly they were sold out of crab dinners for anyone who didn't prepurchase. Sad!

There were a lot of crazy crab hats in attendance though which helped me deal with my disappointment.

A local supermarket even had crab apples on hand. So on-brand of them.

Do crabs think that we walk sideways?

We ended up at a little seafood joint called Smuggler's Landing. The guy serving seemed to be a long time local. I guess due to vaccine requirements the state has been experiencing a shortage of ferry captains, and so has reduced a lot of service, and that has hurt communities like Port Angeles. Lydia had some clam chowder. 

I was determined to have some crab on this damn trip and so ordered a bowl of dungeness crab pasta.

We hit 7 Cedars Casino on the way home and I experienced an apocalyptic win on the Walking Dead slot machine they have. If the world is going to end I would like it to at least be with an apocalyptic win.

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