The annual Depoe Bay Annual Crab Feed and Wooden Boat Show will continue Sunday down inside the World’s Smallest Harbor, Depoe Bay. The weather should be great…abundant sunshine and plenty of time to meander about the wooden boats that are on display. You can even watch some being made. Everybody young and young at heart can even build their own bathtub class wooden boat with expert instructors standing by to ensure your lovely little floatie gets a proper christening when you take it home!
You’ll also get a gander and some fance ocean and river kayaking safety tips in the harbor. A VIDEO BELOW SHOWS A FEW REALLY SIMPLE MANEUVERS THAT SAVES LIVES EVERY DAY, it would seem.
Then inside the Community Hall they’re dishing up half or whole crab, your choice. Fresh off the dock and prepared to perfection. Hardly any talking in or outside the hall ‘cuz people are just diving into the freshest crab of their lives! Bring a big appetite!
Buses stuffed full of crab lovers from the valley kept coming and the auto parking lots were pretty full throughout Saturday. Likely to be the same Sunday. But there were a ready supply of number of parking spots always available as the crowds ebbed and flowed.
Sunday’s schedule is the crab feed resumes at 11am…just in time for lunch. At 1pm the Kayak Safety Demonstration right there in the harbor. And at 2pm, the Ducky Derby run will be at the creek at the south end of the dock, on the east side. of the harbor. Winners will be announced in from of Dockside Charters.
A few pointers from the kayak safety demo team are on the following video at the bottom of the photos:
A couple of expert ocean and river kayakers put on a safety demonstration at the Wooden Boat Show and Crab Feed. In their lesson pack were some quick tips on how to recover if your kayak turns over. There are maneuvers you can do by yourself – other maneuvers a kayaking partner in another craft can use to help you get back right-side-up.
They do it all again on Sunday!!