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Swinging And Singing In Montague Harbour, Canada

Swinging and Singing in Montague Harbour, Canada

Montague Harbour, on Galliano Island, is part of the Gulf Islands. When we left Sidney, we had one more day to explore before we met up with the Ranger Tug group (sixty some Ranger Tugs and Cutwater boats) to begin our cruise to Desolation Sound. So we left Sidney for Montague Harbour on Galliano Island part of the Gulf Islands. There is a Provencial Park in Montague Harbour which offers camp sites, a dinghy dock, hiking trials, a bakery on the shore and mooring balls – we picked up one of the thirty odd mooring balls available in the harbor. We'd heard from a friend of ours that the thing to do when mooring in  Montague Harbor is to take the bus up to the Hummingbird Pub on Galliano Island. Because the pub is up a ways from the harbor they have a bus that will pick up boaters from the harbor to get to the pub. What they hadn't told…

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Better Than Sex?

Better Than Sex?

On this particular day we had just consumed a huge lunch at our favorite Cuban restaurant, El Caney on Stock Island. Later that afternoon, we drove to downtown Key West to take a long walk and watch the sunset. We really weren't hungry for a dinner, but we thought maybe we'd just get dessert somewhere. That was when we remembered several people telling us about a dessert restaurant named Better Than Sex, they only offer dessert on their menu. "Why not," we said, "how about we just have dessert for dinner?" Music to the ears of our server. As you can see from the photo (below-left) we were not disappointed. Jim ordered creme brûlée and I got the signature dish, "Better than Sex." They assured us both selections would live up to our expectations. Jim, of course, wanted to know if there was a money back guarantee if the dessert did not live up to the name of the establishment. We liked the…

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Happy Hour Special – Stone Crabs At Keys Fisheries

Happy Hour Special – Stone Crabs at Keys Fisheries

Amazing as it seems, Jim and I have never tried stone crab claws, so, off we go for the well known happy hour at Keys Fisheries Restaurant in Marathon. This is a good way to try this seafood special at a great price and we love the atmosphere. We've been here before for lobster reubens, another unusual treat for boaters from the Great Lakes. We're glad to report the claws, along with the tuna sashimi we also ordered, were absolutely yummy.

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Going Back In Time At Everglade City’s Rod And Gun Club

Going Back in Time at Everglade City’s Rod and Gun Club

Our mission today was to leave our anchorage in Russell Pass somewhat early in the morning and head over to Everglades City (located along the Barron River on the boundary of Everglades National Park), about a seven mile run. We've been hearing about the Rod and Gun Club since our first Great Loop boat trip in 2005. We never quite made it there during our other two trips through the Everglades due to an unalterable schedule. One of the nice things about having a trailerable trawler is you can get to places quickly with a lot of flexibility. The club has ample docking all along the front of the club. We tied up just as the restaurant was opening for lunch. Lots of room for more boaters on this long dock. Of course we had to check out the boat ramp while we were there (above-left) As we were leaving Rich and Cheryll, on another Ranger Tug called Roam (above), passed…

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