It was calm overnight and still calm in the anchorage at Montague in the morning. But at 47 degrees, it was certainly chilly! We’re running our diesel heater more in the cool mornings and notice that our batteries seem to be losing their charge sooner. It’s probably time to think about new batteries, as ours are over 5 years old. We’ll put it on the list for next year.
Since it’s Friday, we decided to head over to Ganges on Salt Spring Island so we can work in a visit to the Salt Spring Island Saturday Market tomorrow morning. We usually anchor out in Ganges, but the anchorage is frequently crowded, has poor holding, and usually is buffeted by a SW wind in the evenings that often results in other boats dragging. As a result, we frequently anchor for only a few hours to do our shopping, then head for a more secure anchorage for the night. However, this time we decided to go to a dock.
We had breakfast, and left Montague at 1030. It’s a short run to Ganges (about 6 miles), and we had a sunny, calm morning for the trip. After we got to Ganges harbour, we looked over the marina choices and decided to try Ganges Marina. It’s an easy, short walk to town from the marina, and we can get wi-fi there. We haven’t had Internet access since we left Anacortes, so this will be a good chance to catch up on email.
We stayed at Ganges Marina once before, many years ago, and remember it as a rather noisy place with some fairways that were difficult to navigate. But, we thought it was worth another try, figuring that crowds would be down now that it’s fall season and that there may have been improvements in the docks.