Florence Fresh Tuna
I confess, I’m a local! I grew up in the small coastal community of Florence and then as most kids my age did, I left right after high school. Moved to the “big city” for school and then work and found myself longing desperately for the Oregon Coast. Over the years I tried to cure this longing with weekend trips back to Florence to see my family, Lincoln City, Newport and Depoe Bay just to take in the ocean air. But alas, I finally realized that my ache for fog, salty ocean air, seagulls, and wearing hoodies in the summer could not be cured with weekend getaways so my husband and I uprooted and moved back to Florence. I’ve been back now for 9 months and am easing back into the life of a coastal local slowly but surely. Today was one more step towards my reestablishment as a local when I trucked down to the Port of Siuslaw in my high heels (on my lunchbreak from work) to purchase FRESH tuna right off the boat!! As I walked back to my car with a heavy bag full of tuna fillets I was filled with a sense of pride. I live here! I have the luxury of getting fish right off the docks! I have the luxury of being able to support my local fishing economy!! And best of all, I get to make tuna steaks with warm pineapple salsa for dinner tonight :0 Yumm!