Phil’s Fish Market at Moss Landing Drive


The very popular Phil’s Fish Market at Moss Landing drive, which had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather, began at Starbucks early Saturday morning. Fifteen cars arrived, including three new members who were welcomed to their first BAMA drive.


It was a clear, sunny, cool morning and we headed out around 9:30 am to Phil’s Fish Market and Eatery at Moss Landing. Matt, our lead driver, took us on a twisty, turning Soquel road which delighted all the drivers. The extra potholes and debris alongside the road were clear indications that there had been rain storms in the area. 

First stop was Phil’s Fish Market. The weather warmed enough for us to sit outside at the picnic tables and enjoy our delicious lunch and get to know our new members.

From Phil’s we drove to Succulent Gardens in Castroville where we found a large green house filled with beautiful succulent plants. Some of us bought plants to add to our home gardens and promised to return for more.

We then drove to Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville and introduced our new members to the Ranch’s fabulous pies. We enjoyed apple, dutch apple, berry & strawberry rhubarb, ala mode optional. 

Our bellies full of really good food and happy the weather cooperated providing us some sunshine, we headed to our homes. And, yes, most of us carrying additional Gizdich pies.

We drove on to Uvas Reservoir to check out the height of the water after all the recent rains.