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A FEW DAYS IN MONTAGUE HARBOUR

The end of August we spent a few days in Anacortes having some work done on the boat ... and decided to cruise to Montague Harbour on the Southwest side of Galiano Island to meet our friends Patti & Lincoln.

The first challenge was getting through the fog. We made it into Montague Harbour 9/2 around 6 pm and stayed until 9/6.

We soon met up with Patti & Lincoln who were enjoying the anchorage in their lovely Camper Nicholson sailboat Zajal. We prevailed upon them for lessons on crab trapping and salmon fishing.

We were successful in capturing our FIRST crab. Hurrah!!! It helps to use the correct trap. Boiled it for 15 minutes, added some butter .... delicious!

On the salmon front, we were not so lucky. But at least with Lincoln's help, we learned how to use the down rigger on the tender.

Another highlight of Montague was the "bakery boat," an old ferry that a couple had transformed into a floating bakery. Each morning all of the tenders in the harbour gather there like magnets for coffee, the latest newspapers and delectable baked goods.

Heading to shore, this is also a great place to pick wild blackberries on the road leading into town. Fun anchorage with lots of boats.

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