At The Market
21 July 2012 | Ganges
Up early Sat AM for the 1 hour motor over to Ganges. We anchor in a little bay across the main channel from the townsite of Ganges. It’s a really busy place with several marinas, lots of anchored out boats, seaplanes, etc. We anchor across the bay then motor dinghy about 15 minutes to the center of all the activity. As we arrived at the farmer’s market the place was alive with music, craftsmen, jewelery makers, soapmakers, farmer products, pottery, art, food stuffs, all the required stuff for a good street fair/farmer’s market. The entire island is known for it’s hippie-like lifestyle and green cash crops. Lots and lots of long haired young folks dressed in 60’s-70’s style clothes. However the atmosphere is peaceful and not in-your-face at all. It was quite different than when we stopped here on our way north a month ago. And the weather cooperated this time!!!
We stopped at a local fish market, the first we have seen so far on the trip, and picked up a couple of meals for a treat. Sockeye on the grill for tonight and oysters for tomorrow. We have really been disappointed at the seafood supply we have encountered.
The anchorage here in Madrona Bay is exposed to the south (not as badly as Ganges proper) and you know which way the wind is from, eh? Hoping for a peaceful night, but there’s always the anxiety. Anchored near a small trimaran on all nylon rode. Us with 150 feet of chain out….this should be interesting if the wind shifts! Always something to think about.