Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Hoot at Montague

Montague Harbour Marina, Galiano Island
Dodd Narrows, our last set of rapids, took us from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island out through the Gulf Islands, a popular destination within easy reach for Washington State boaters.  We made an overnight stop at Montague Harbour on Galiano Island, a long-standing favorite of ours.  The huge harbour can hold dozens of boats and the small marina offers a coffee shop with baked goods, a nice restaurant, and a gift shop.  
Midden Beach at Montague Harbour on Galiano Island
In addition to the marina and adjacent public wharf, a marine park and dock is located on the north end of the harbour with nice camp sites and trails that lead to midden beaches.  
Nice Camp Sites at Montague Marine Park
Java enjoyed her dinghy ride and walk on the crusted shell beach once used by Native people over thousands of years. 
Montague Harbour
A fun outing not to be missed is a ride on the Hummingbird Bus to the Hummingbird Pub located inland. 
Hummingbird Bus Driver
The bus driver is quite a character and is very entertaining.  He distributes maracas and tambourines for riders to play while singing along with classic songs heard over the loudspeaker.  
The Bus Driver's One-Man Show
While attentively driving the bus, he plays the drums and cymbals, stopping now and then to point out interesting sights along the way.  The bus ride is a real hoot and was a fun culmination to our trip north.
Montague Harbor on Galiano Island in the Gulf Islands

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