Photo: Boats anchored at Montague Harbour on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
We were looking for an anchorage half-way between Lady Smith and Port Browning, our destination on Monday. Montague Harbour appeared to fit the bill: the right distance plus a large anchorage protected from northwest winds and a provincial park ashore.
I knew it would be crowded, but I wasn’t prepared for the wall of hundreds of boats that confronted us when we entered the harbor. Our radar picture was totally clogged with boats.
Photo: radar picture of boats in Montague Harbour.
Horrified, we slowed down to study the chart and see where we could go. A small cove next to Parker Island on the opposite side of the bay from the main anchorage would provide shelter away from the crowds. We anchored there.
When the moon came up over the field of anchor lights, it made a pretty sight. But I was glad we weren’t in the middle of it.
Photo: Montague Harbour at night.