May 25, 2011: Rama Wrap Up


The first ever Hama Hama Oyster Rama was fun, exhausting, mellow, hilarious, well-attended, delicious, and productive. We raised nearly $6,500 for the Hood Canal Education Foundation and had a great time doing it.

Visitors came from far and wide to tour the beach with Teri King from Washington Sea Grant, pose for a photograph with two cooperative Geoduck, relax in the beer garden, and eat some really fresh seafood.

Highlights of the event (in no particular order)

  • Local poet Todd Fredson of the McCreavy House in Union reading poetry written by 5th graders at Hood Canal School.
  • Free samples of Graybeard Jim's delicious geoduck chowder
  • Rick Endicott of Long Live the Kings (with significant help from his partner-in-crime Joy Waltermire) winning the first heat of the Shuckathalon despite two pulled hamstrings.
  • All the Monterey Dorids and Sea Cucumbers that showed up just in time for the Sea Grant tours.
  • The cloudy, calm day that kept the glare  down in the shell-pile beer garden.
  • All the delicious drinks in the beer garden: FinnRiver Apple-Blueberry cider, Whidbey Island Winery's Island White & Merlot, Upright Brewing's Oyster Stout, and Grove Street's Hefewiesen, Kolsch, and IPA.
  • Watching the tide roll in as the party wound down.

More photos coming soon to our Facebook page

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  • Oyster Fan on

    I think I’m still about 5 days behind on my sleep. Good thing we’re not headed into one of our busiest weekends of the year. Oh, wait…. But the Rama was super fun and I hope your party went well. Next year, for sure!

  • Monica on

    I thought about you all on Saturday! We had a fabulous, albeit exhausting time, and I bet you did, too! Next time we will be together for sure!

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