Well I saw a heron today, standing right beneath our porch on the shore of the river. He was there for half an hour or so and it was cool to see her. It reminded me of the time Sharon and I were camping on the Gulf Island National Seashore, in Pensacola Florida. It was the first phase of a trip we took across the country, driving one of our standard old Volvo 240s, having the time of our lives. We stayed there for ten days and in the mornings, early like 6am, we would go sit on the beach with some coffee and maybe a roll or something for breakfast, and watch the daily maneuvers of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s fighter plane demonstration team. They were incredible, flying in impossibly close formation, doing what seemed to be death defying feats of flight. I’ll never forget that.
And at least as memorable, we used to sit on the same beach at dusk, this time with some wine and maybe some form of appetizer in hand, we ate very well on this trip, and we watched this rich variety of wildlife that abounded everywhere. There were dive bombing pelicans aplenty, and plovers and sand pipers, many blue herons, standing with their austere elegance, and many other aquatic birds. There was one type that would be flying along and then stop suddenly and drop butt first onto its prey. We also saw dolphins swimming on the surface and that was a thrill. One time I was able to get really close, maybe about fifteen feet away from a large male blue heron and was able to get a good photo, and it was that that reminded me of our trip to Pensacola this morning when I saw the heron.
We have several great new lines of chocolate bars in the store and that’s been cool, and we have a new shipment of sauces and confections from Butterfly Bakery.
We also have Alaskan King Salmon, Grade 2+ Yellowfin Tuna, Halibut, large dry Scallops and wild Gulf shrimp from the other side of the gulf from Pensacola. Lots more also, of course. It should be a great weekend for grilling so don’t give it up eating just okay food. Grill some fish, and we hope to see you at the Market.
Fish arriving tomorrow:
- Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
- Alaskan King Salmon
- east coast halibut
- 2+ Yellowfin tuna
- Sustainable Shetland Salmon
- Lemon Sole
- Dayboat Haddock
- Icelandic Arctic Char
- 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp, fresh
- 10/20 Dry Scallops
See you at the Store!
The Uncommon Market
“The store worth walking to.”