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Surf and Turf


Apparently the term “Turf and Surf” has been around since 1961. It has taken me 54 years to know about it and figure out what it means. As I’m sure everyone else in the world already knows, “Turf and Surf” refers to meals of meat and fish, especially when speaking of steak and lobster.

Yesterday the Captain and I had a Turf and Surf day, but it was a far cry from steak and lobster. We went to a store that sells commercial fishing gear near the small town of Coombs on Vancouver Island, and took care of the annual gear upgrade. Then we went to the Coombs Market where they keep goats on the roof as a tourist attraction. You may recall that we did this same outing last year and it has become a bit of a tradition: Buy fishing gear, go to the Coombs Market to buy a few picnic fixings (Black Forest ham for the bread I brought from home, some fancy mustard to put on it, and two Starbucks Americanos), and then drive ten minutes to Qualicum Beach for a seaside picnic.020

The turf was on the roof of the Coombs Market building,

004and the surf was on the nearby beach.

It wasn’t steak and lobster, but we had a beautiful day for a picnic by the beach.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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22 thoughts on “Surf and Turf

  1. That looks like the perfect surf and turf day to me. Your photos brought back memories of my visit to the Coombs Market and Qualicum Beach five years ago with all the ladies of The Bridge Club. Special times!

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  2. Looks like places to go – only … a “tad” far from southern Texas. 😉
    Have a great day,

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  3. That’s Surf and Turf with a difference… Love the goats on the roof…

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  4. I have always loved Qualicum Beach Anneli..thanks for the beautiful photo. Home made bread too??

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  5. Island living at its best! Beautiful photo of the beach, Anneli. I love to do that kind of thing. Funny how a picnic lunch always tastes so much better than a sandwich at home. 🙂 Take care.

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  6. I like the idea of surf and turf a lot. Beautiful beach and the goats on the roof are ringing a bell in our heads.Thanks for sharing this event!

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  7. That’s a heck of a nice tradition!

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  8. Yes, it was like taking time to smell the roses, except in this case it was more like smelling low tide. But it’s not a bad smell. Nice to relax for a change.


  9. That’s a fantastic turf and surf menu! 🙂

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  10. I had never heard the term “turf and Surf” before. Lovely way to spend a sunny day!

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  11. Who says “Surf and Turf” has to be a specific way?! Smiles, your way with the Captain sounds lovely and the photo of the goats on the grass above the market was such a great one, Anneli. (This was so clever in the way you used the terms. You know how I enjoy playing with my words! ha ha!)

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