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2017 Holiday Hours

November 7th, 2017 | Lesley

With the holiday season approaching, Oddyssea offers unique gift ideas. First, you can always go to Oddyssea Online for your fix of weird products by the ocean. Of course, we do love to see you and here are the hours for the physical shop during the holidays:

Nov 23rd – Thanksgiving Day – Closed

Nov 24th – Black Friday – Shop 10a-6p

Nov 25th – Small Business Saturday – Shop 10a-6p – Garden Open 2:15-5p – Weather permitting

Nov 26th – Shop 10a-5p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting

Nov 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th – Shop 11a-5p

Dec 1st – Night of Lights – Shop 11a-7p

Dec 2nd – Shop 10a-6p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting

Dec 3rd – Shop 11a-5p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting

Dec 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th – Shop 11a-5p

Dec 9th – Shop 10a-6p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting

Dec 10th – Shop 10a-5p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather Permitting

Dec 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th – Shop 11a-5p

Dec 16th – Shop 10a-6p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting

Dec 17th – Shop 10a-5p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting

Dec 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd – Shop 11a-6p – Garden Open 12-4p – Weather permitting

Dec 23rd – Shop 10a-6p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting

Dec 24th – Christmas Eve – Shop 9a-3p

Dec 25th – Christmas Day – Closed

Dec 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th – Shop – 11a-5p – Garden Open 12-4p – Weather permitting

Dec 30th – Shop 10a-6p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting

Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve – Shop 11a-3p – Garden Open 11a-3p – Weather permitting

Jan 1st – Shop Open 12-4p

Jan 2nd through Memorial Day Normal Winter Hours

The Oddyssea Garden will be open, weather permitting, Saturday & Sunday 11a-Dusk through Memorial Day.

From all of us at Oddyssea, we do wish you a joyous, relaxing, and meaningful holiday season.

Festive Wreath

November 3rd, 2017 | Lesley

Decorate your very own seasonal wreath. Weave in preserved leaves, reindeer moss, and coastal treasures – even bones, feathers and gears for the oddball in you.

oddtumn-wreath

2017 Summer Hours

May 26th, 2017 | Lesley

Summer is Here at Oddyssea in Half Moon Bay
The flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, frogs are croaking, and daylight hours are getting longer. That can mean only one thing, summer is right around the corner!

In preparation for the summer season, we thought we’d share summer hours sooner rather than later. These hours/days will be in effect June 19th to September 4th. Here are the highlights:

  • Oddyssea Shop will be open 7 days a week 11a-5p.
  • Oddyssea Garden will be open M-F 12p-4p and Sat & Sun 11a-5p.
  • Open Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day 11-5 in both the Shop & Garden.

We hope you’ll take advantage of our summer hours to come out to Half Moon Bay and have some fun!

Once the summer season wanes, our hours will return to normal (Daily 11-5p, Closed Wednesday for the Shop and Open Sa/Su 11-5p for the Garden).

ODDtumn Wreath

November 4th, 2016 | Lesley

Make your very own Fall wreath. Weave in preserved leaves, reindeer moss, and coastal treasures – even bones and feathers for the oddball in you.

 

oddtumn-wreath

2016 Holiday Hours

October 29th, 2016 | Lesley

Holiday Hours at Oddyssea in Half Moon Bay

It’s not even Turkey Day yet and we’re talking about the holidays. REI is encouraging people to go outside on Black Friday (yay!) and other large outfits are causing waves with their “red cups.” It’s hard to remember that this is a time to say thanks for what we have and to celebrate time with our family and friends. We certainly cherish ours.

Meanwhile, since we are a business and some of you might want to visit during the season, we thought we’d give you some advanced notice about how this time of year will play out for Oddyssea. First, you can always go to Oddyssea Online for your fix of weird products by the ocean. Of course, we do love to see you and here are the hours for the physical shop during the holidays:

Nov 24th – Thanksgiving Day – Closed
Nov 25th – Black Friday – Shop 10-6p
Nov 26th – Small Business Saturday – Shop 10-6p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting
Nov 27th – Shop 10a-5p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting
Nov 28th, 29th, Dec 1st – Shop 11-5p
Dec 2nd – Night of Lights – Shop 11-9p
Dec 3rd – Shop 10-6p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting
Dec 4th – Shop erectile dysfunction 10-5p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting
Dec 5th, 6th & 8th – Shop 11-5p
Dec 9th – Shop 11-5p
Dec 10th – Shop 10-6p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting
Dec 11th – Shop 10-5p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather Permitting
Dec 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th – Shop 11-5p
Dec 16th – Shop 11-6p
Dec 17th – Shop 10-6p – Garden Open 10a-Dusk – Weather permitting
Dec 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd – Shop 11-6p – Garden Open 12-4p – Weather permitting
Dec 24th – Christmas Eve – Shop 9a-3p
Dec 25th – Christmas Day – Closed
Dec 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th – Shop – 11-5p – Garden Open 12-4p – Weather permitting
Dec 30th – Shop -11a-5p – Garden closed for private event
Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve – Shop 11-3p – Garden Open 12-3 – Weather permitting
Jan 1st – Shop Open 12-4p
Jan 2nd – Shop Open 12-4p – Garden Open 12-4p weather permitting.
Jan 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th – Shop & Garden Closed due to maintenance
Jan 7th through Memorial Day Normal Winter Hours

The Oddyssea Garden will be open, weather permitting, Saturday & Sunday 11a-Dusk through Memorial Day.

From all of us at Oddyssea, we do wish you a joyous, relaxing, and meaningful holiday season.

Passegiatta – Half Moon Bay Stroll

May 12th, 2016 | Lesley

Passegiatta Coastside Stroll Third Thursdays of the Month in Half Moon Bay

Pass the Egg whata? I’ve heard that a bunch when people attempt the Italian Passegiatta, a traditional after dinner stroll in the town. Half Moon Bay sets out on the second season of Passegiatta this year celebrating on the Third Thursday of each month, May through September.

The event provides a great opportunity for locals to experience Half Moon Bay the way our visitors do on the weekend without having to fight the crowds. Best of all, you can buy a Passport at CoastsideStroll.com to get great deals at local establishments not available at other times. Many restaurants cook up special appetizers and drinks specifically for Passegiatta.

To kick off the season, we are attempting to set the Guinness Record for World’s Largest Marble Run on May 19th. The Garden and Shop will be open until 7p. The attempt will occur at 5:30p and Cannonball Run will be available for anyone to try after the world record attempt. Order your passport now, come out and help us set the record, stroll down the street for some fun stuff, and then visit one of our fine dining establishments to cap off the evening.

We hope you enjoy Passegiatta this season!

Mother’s Day Ideas

April 27th, 2016 | Lesley

Get Mom a DIY Terrarium Kit from Oddyssea in Half Moon Bay for Mother's Day

Cut flowers in a vase, delivered. Yep, that’s another original, memorable, and thoughtful Mother’s Day experience, right?

Why not change things up a little?

Here’s an idea, come out to Half Moon Bay for the day.

Part 1, go out to Cowell Ranch State Beach and meander down the long lane to the bluff. Wander toward the south and see if the seal colony is frolicking. Bonus: go to the west part of the bluff and take the long stairway down to the beach and see if you can find the bollards used to secure ships when loading lumber in the cove. Locals know that if you come at sunrise or dusk, there are numerous little rabbits darting hither and fro across the access lane.

Part 2, come to Oddyssea Outside and sit down in our garden with your Mom to make something. A Message in a Bottle, a necklace, or a terrarium. They’re fun to do and in addition to the experience of creating with your Mom, you get to take away something to remember the day by. Bonus: Challenge Mom to a race on the world’s largest marble run, Cannonball run – it will put a smile on her face. Locals know to visit the Garden between 12-4.

Part 3, book a table at one of our wonderful local eateries and you’ve got a great day for Mom. There are plenty of options for this, but one of our favorites is Its Italia. Bonus: Visit the hidden garden courtyard inside the restaurant. Locals know that the staff is there to please and can satisfy nearly dietary requirement.

Don’t forget to snap some photos while you’re visiting!

And, if Mom isn’t local and you do need to send her a little something, why not a Do-it-yourself Terrarium Kit in a gift box? We can get it to her in plenty of time and she’ll have a ball putting it together.

Whatever you choose to do, tell Mom you love her and thank her for everything.

Cannonball Run World Record Attempt

April 22nd, 2016 | Lesley

Cannoball Run, the world's largest marble run/gravitam at Oddyssea in Half Moon Bay
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If you’ve been following our progress at all, you’ve observed we do things over time, slowly attempting to refine and improve them over each day. We’re proud to report that this process has reached a milestone with Cannonball Run, the world’s largest marble run/gravitam.

On May 19th (coinciding nicely with 2016’s first Passegiatta) we will have a professional surveyor make the official measurements of the machine, we’ll have a videographer record the measurements and operation, we’re going to need two official witnesses, two designated racers, and we will award a lifetime free pass to race Cannonball Run to the person who most closely guesses the dimensions of the machine. All of this information will be submitted as part of our attempt to set the Guinness World Records standard for world’s largest marble run/gravitam.

We’re going to make it a party – from 5-7p the Garden (and the Shop) will be open for visits. We’ll have some food and drink, you can attempt any of the standard activities in the Garden, and Cannonball Run will be free to use for the entire party. At 5:30, we’ll have our official Racers and Witnesses kick off the attempt while it’s being recorded on video for posterity. You can be part of history by participating in the world record attempt.

Come on down and participate. How? Fill out one of our witness and/or racer application forms and enter your guess for the dimensions of Cannonball Run to win the lifetime racer card (no purchase necessary.) We will select and announce our witnesses and racers on May 12th. We will announce the winner of the Lifetime Racer card at 6p on May 19th at the event.


We hope to see YOU there.

2016 Summer Hours

April 21st, 2016 | Lesley

Summer is Here at Oddyssea in Half Moon Bay

The flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, frogs are croaking, and daylight hours are getting longer. That can mean only one thing, summer is right around the corner!

In preparation for the summer season, we thought we’d share summer hours sooner rather than later. These hours/days will be in effect May 30th to September 5th. Here are the highlights:

We hope you’ll take advantage of our summer hours to come out to Half Moon Bay and have some fun!

Once the summer season wanes, our hours will return to normal (Daily 11-5p, Closed Wednesday for the Shop and Open Sa/Su 11-5p for the Garden.

Pocket Watch Reactor

April 1st, 2016 | Lesley

Oddyssea exclusive Pocket Watch Reactor

Have you ever been in a situation where you just needed a “little more power?” Vehicle stuck in a rut, ship stranded at sea with no propulsion, power outage when hosting a dinner party for VIPs? Well, here at Oddyssea Labs we’ve helped find solutions for these problems by putting the power of the atom in your pocket.

That’s right, we’ve cracked the atomic code in such a way that it can be transported easily and safely in pocket watch form. But wait, there’s more. Using our special adapters, this handy gadget can seamlessly plug into your car, your boat, your airplane, your drone, your home generator, or anywhere else you might need a little more power to provide that little extra boost to get you over the finish line.

In addition to a nearly limitless power supply, this device also acts as an atomic clock and compass.

Unfortunately, our supply is VERY limited and the Pocket Watch Reactor will be available only on April 1, 2016 while supplies last. Come on down and get your own Pocket Watch Reactor!