Another splurge was in order. Said splurge was full crab, which I ate at the Ecola Restaurant and Market in Cannon Beach. Experienced crab eater theloriest would probably be amused by the mess I made, but it was worth it. It was a flavorful mess, and I'm all for those. It's food you earn, with elbow grease and cracking stuff, and I don't do that enough. I probably missed some crab meat somewhere (how much of the body meat is okay to eat?). I also better understood why imitation crab meat (which, honestly, I've probably eaten more than true crab) was invented, 'cause, again, WORK.
This being a big world with much to interest people, the TVs in the restaurant were showing soccer on Telemundo. And soccer remains a bigger endurance trial than eating crab. I mean playing it, not watching it. I'm not that active of a spectator. Also, I honestly wondered at first if one of the commentators on the game was Headline News's Chuck Roberts. No, but there was a resemblance. (I watched a lot of Headline News in high school.)
I also splurged on smoked scallops and smoked salmon, now in my fridge and awaiting my future eat-age. More reminders of the Coast. And I'm happy that I finally got back to the Oregon Coast for the first time since a long, good weekend in May 2007.