My favorite weekend getaway is to Bodega Head. This coastal trail winds around the rugged bluffs and affords picture perfect views of the Pacific Ocean. Bodega Head is also the perfect place for whale watching, although I have yet to spot one. I blame my eye doctor for faulty Lasik surgery, but that is best left for another post.
After a long hike (20 minutes or so) I always find myself famished from all the exertion. Or at least the three hour uphill both ways hike I intended to have. Now for the real reason I journey to Bodega Bay…Spud Point Crab Company. This locally owned seafood shack serves up the BEST clam chowder in the county. Along with a piping hot pint of chowder, order the crab sandwich; a must for any Dungeness Crab lover. The bread is toasted nicely and the crab is served warm with a light dressing. The atmosphere is a couple of picnic tables overlooking the Spud Point Harbor. It can get quite chilly sitting outside even in the warm months of September – November so be sure to bring a sweatshirt. And possibly a pair of stretchy pants. You will need them after a pint of chowda and a crab sandwich.