Sunday, August 5, 2012

Seafarers Collection

Some wives have husbands that have too many ball caps or can't pass up a tool for the shed. The Captain's wife has a husband who is always bringing home boat parts. It started with little things like a teak tiller or a tiny brass prop. Soon entire boats would appear in the yard overnight like daffodil flowers. Captain's wife took to painting those boats and planting them with flowers so the yard would look nice. Guests know we are famous for the boat decor in the bed rooms and anchors in the yard, but they do not realize how easy it was for this wife to get the decorating items. Today the Captain surprized even his wife, once again with something new. A forklift arrived in the backyard, during the B&B breakfast. I dashed out of the kitchen to find out what was up, and saw the forklift speeding away down the driveway. It had left behind a pallet covered with the largest, heaviest anchor chain you could imagine. The Captain has confessed that this was his doing. Now where are we going put or do with this anchor chain? It is so heavy, Captain's wife can not even pick up one link. Come and stay with us to share ideas and to find out the final resting place....

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Blue Whales, Turtles, Humpback Whales and More!!!

Captain Yohn went out on the bay and sighted Blue Whales, a Leather Back Sea Turtle and Humpback whales!!! There seemed to be a wonderful sight in every direction. This is an extra ordinary good time to go out. The krill are in in huge balls of feed and all sorts of large sea life are here to feed. With lots of krill there are also lots of jellyfish which the turtles love to eat We offer a discount whale watching ticket package when you stay at Captain's Inn. The boats are only a few blocks away.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Vows in June

June is a traditional wedding month. At the Captain's Inn this month, we had over 25 honeymoons and even more wedding anniversaries. The longest married couple this month was celebrating 53 years. We have also hosted several wedding parties and were the location for a small wedding. We are an ideal location for small weddings. Our Captain can officiate at weddings either here, or on the tour boat, or at the beach. The romance is everywhere in the air plus everyone is so cheerful.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Harmony Returns

After many years, the Captain's Inn was delighted to host the World Harmony Run again. It is a long distance marathon that travels the entire world with a torch, much like an olympic run. The purpose is to promote peace, harmony and tolerance for the human race. They run as much as 25,000 miles. We donated rooms for the women's relay team. Captain's Inn staff ran the torch down Moss Landing Road as part of the coastal route from San Diego to San Francisco. They are a group of upbeat, positive people taking on quite a challenge and they were a joy to have as our guests. Check them out at

Monday, April 9, 2012


Happiness is ever present here at the Captain's Inn at Moss Landing. Guests come to the Inn to celebrate their life events. In the last few weeks, there have been all sorts of caring couples. This started with an engagement, right here in one of our bedrooms overlooking the water! Babymooners were here to enjoy their pending parenthood. A Birthday Getaway was a sweet and relaxing gift. And there was a couple toasting their second Anniversary. We get to be lifted up by the celebration cheer and keep our smiles all month long. Congratulations and Best Wishes to Everyone!

Monday, April 2, 2012

First Time for Gobblers

This is a bit of hidden picture photo. We almost missed this flock of fine american birds. While found in Monterey county, this is the very first time we have sighted these birds at the Captain's Inn and in Moss Landing in more than 20 plus years. These turkeys were quickly taking the seeds of the oats off the grass. Another day, they were sighted further away and the "tom" turkey was doing his mating strut for his ladies (this is the season). Gobble, Gobble Spring Romance.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Anchors and Daffodils

The signs of Spring are everywhere here on the coast. The daffodils are out in full force and the roses are sprouting new leaves. Our Spring yard includes large wide eyed mallows, spectacular fuzzy blue blossoms and beginnings of white wild strawberries. Less known are the spore releasing shoots of the horsetail ferns, a species still with us since the dinosaur days. The gooseberry pinks are hanging heavy. To enjoy the day, Gardener and Innkeeper Melanie is out pulling weeds, trimming off frozen branches, and placing summer bulbs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fancy Food

At the Captain's Inn at Moss Landing, we are always trying to find new and wonderful breakfast items, menus, and treats. So your innkeeper Melanie went up to a huge San Francisco Fancy Food show. This show goes on forever and your innkeeper had to sort through hundreds of flavored vinegars & olive oils, miles of fancy slices of cheese, dough mixes, pate & more pate (made from everything), jellies & jam, crackers made from rice to sweet potato, and chocolate, chocolate, chocolate (the tough job). She also went to classes and demonstrations, especially those for breakfasts. Well we ordered up several samples for the Inn. The samples have started to arrive, and kitchen testing with staff and guests is underway. Some of the finds we are most excited about: meyer lemon syrup, range of fruit syrups with fruit and no corn syrup, decadent dark chocolate cupcake mix, a mocha kiss sipping cocoa for lovers, gluten free recipes, really nut full granola bars, gourmet oatmeals with pumpkins seeds or dried mango, and a recipe for bacon/chocolate pancakes. For the items that work, we plan to share them with you during breakfast this year.

Monday, January 2, 2012

National Bird Count

Every Christmas season, the National Audubon Society sponsors a count of bird species and bird numbers nationwide. Birding folks count a multitude of areas, with a different area each day and over 10 days. Our Moss Landing Quad is counted every New Year's Day. Your innkeeper Melanie has been participating for over 30 years. Many annual counters come and stay overnight at the Captain's Inn prior to count day. Our Captain Yohn donates his boat to the count and winds all along the slough. Once the sun is down, everyone gathers at the "countdown" dinner and shares the results and the rarities. The Moss Landing area is often in the top 10 to top 3 in the nation! This year there were at least 199 different species recorded. This is a photo of bird counters and Captain's Inn guests on the slough on New Year's day.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Looking Back

It is the end of another fine year of innkeeping. We sure have enjoyed all our guests both the people and the wildlife. We have had guests from all over the world walk through the doors this year. We have had visits from wildlife from sea otters to feather friends, such as these sparrows in the parking lot. There have been weddings, anniversaries and family reunions. Many happy times and good memories. Thank you and Happy New Year everyone.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


This fall has had its share of sunset wonders. These are just a few photos at dusk at Captain's Inn. These shots were captured one weekend by B. Frazier and R. Swink. We really have some lovely Fall weather, crisp nights and clear blue skys. Clear enough to snap the evening moon.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Giant Pumpkins

The fall has settled in at the seashore. Here at the Inn we celebrate by decorating with extra large pumpkins, unusual squash, and bizarre gourds. While these big pumpkins are not too heavy, they are really clumsy, so we use a large beach towel to move them about. All are in place for guests to enjoy. We give all Fall guests a discount coupon for the nearby, family farm complete with haunted barn and acres of corn maze. Our pumpkin decor will be here until the end of November.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Worthwhile Guests

We have all sorts of heroes come to stay at the Captain's Inn at Moss Landing. There are nurses, firemen, doctors, policemen, prison, guards, emergency techs, school teachers, military and many others. These are the unsung type who are always helping out others without stardom. For example, this weekend Robin returned to stay at the Inn once again. We see him every year on a quest to raise funds to help others. You probably do not know of him. But every year, he does a marathon over many days from San Francisco South to Los Alamos as fundraiser to support recovery from addiction. Last year he ran it, this year he is biking the route. We encourage you to give his program a look and support. We salute all the heroes, they are our stars!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Painting and Art at the Inn

Moss Landing is such a quaint fishing village, that it is often the topic for artwork. The community has several artists in resident including painters and sculpters. At the Inn we have hosted quite a few painting and art groups. Recently we had the Jade Fon group come to stay. These painters created with oils, watercolors, and acrylics. This is one of the paintings from visiting Moss Landing Harbor by Geri Keary. You can learn more about this group of painters at their own blog: http://www.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fresh Salmon

We have been having a decent salmon sportfishing season this year. They have been catching salmon right off the coast in good numbers. There is nothing like fresh ocean caught salmon. Innkeeper Melanie's cookbook features several fresh fish recipes such as whole BBQ Salmon and Salmon Curry spread. From the Captain's Inn you can walk to the Kahuna Party Boat, or set up with the private Westwind Charters also in the Moss Landing Harbor. The season is open until September. This is a photo of the Captain with a King Salmon.