The restored bakehouse is one of the oldest remaining buildings on Angel Island. It was built in the late 1800’s and was used to bake bread for the civil war soldiers stationed at Camp Reynolds on the west side of the island. Bread was part of a soldier’s pay so the bakehouse was one of the first buildings completed at the camp. Through generous donations and the hard work of Mary Noyes and her husband the bakehouse was restored and can be toured on weekend days throughout the summer. If you lucky you might get to sample a sugar cookie baked in the wood burning oven.
Archive for April, 2012
The Cove Cafe garden at Camp Reynolds is growing strong. With the rain finally subsiding we were able to get tomatoes, basil, squash, cucumbers and peppers in the ground. Our enclosed garden space behind the bake house at Camp Reynolds supplies the cafe with organic produce for the summer. Check out the special board for specials from the garden.
The Cantina opens Memorial Day weekend–May 25-28th with Hog Island Oysters, Angus burgers cooked to order, Lagunitas Beer on tap and FREE music all afternoon. We kick off the weekend with western swing sounds of Danny Montana and the fun just keeps on going. There really is no better place to spend your Saturday or Sunday afternoon than on the deck at the Cove Cantina. Oysters, beer, great music and a gorgeous ocean view—-GET ON THE FERRY!!!
Angel Island is awash in color right now – the abundant Spring rain has made everything green and blooming. The hillsides sparkle with a rainbow of color – ruby reds, topaz yellows and emerald greens.
April and May are two of the best months to catch the annual bloom on Angel Island and the state park is offering guided wildflower hikes on two Sundays – April 29th and May 13th starting at 10:30 in Ayala Cove. The four mile hike will take you up the Sunset Trail to the top of Mount Livermore and come back down the North Ridge Trail.
Early wildflowers include milkmaids, shooting stars, poppies, miner’s lettuce, zigadene, iris, man root, buttercups, hound’s tongue, checker bloom, and mission bells. Later blooms include lupine, sticky monkey flower and of course the towering purple blooms of the Pride of Madeira.