It was windy when we got up this morning, and the forecast called for stronger winds all day. Decided we’d stay another day at Salt Spring Marina in Ganges. Our slip was comfortable, they had good WiFi service, and good water. The wind did blow hard all day, but we were moored with our bow into the wind, and the boat was comfortable. It was sunny and pleasant.
We walked to town to look around the shops. It’s about one-half mile walk along a path at the side of the highway. Took about 10 minutes each way. Most of the shops haven’t changed much since we were here last summer, but it’s always fun to walk around Ganges. We stopped in the Thrifty Foods for some bread. There were lots of people in town, which is the usual situation in Ganges on summer days. The ice cream shop is still there…and still has good waffle cones! We couldn’t resist.
We stopped at the Ganges Fish Market on our way back to the marina and got some wonderful fresh sockeye salmon. We planned to get a crab too, but their crabs had sold out last weekend when Ganges was filled to the brim with people celebrating the long weekend for Canada Day.
It was still fairly windy in the evening, so we decided to save our salmon for a calmer day that would be more comfortable for barbecuing. We had dinner at Moby’s Pub, located across from the marina office. Jim had a chipotle chicken burger and I had halibut and chips. Good food…and no cleanup needed in the galley!
Tomorrow’s forecast sounds promising, and if it looks good in the morning we will continue south.