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    From the Galley: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

    As far as seafood goes, we love it all, but there’s nothing better on a summer’s evening than some fresh crab meat. During a recent stop in the Octopus Islands, we got four big ones and while cleaning and devouring the succulent meat in the cockpit, decided ...

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Cruisers, get out of the way

The crew was far from WiFi or cell coverage recently when into my hands fell a reasonably fresh newspaper reporting a war between yachties and dragon boaters in Vancouver’s False Creek. War might be too strong a word, but organizers of the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival had launched a petition calling for boats to be […]

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Is your chartplotter up to date?

If you are like us, your chartplotter was not purchased this year.  Or last year.  Or the year before that. That probably means that not only are the charts out of date, but the software that runs the chartplotter is obsolete too.  What’s a boater to do? Certainly one option is to go out and […]

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Tricky anchoring at Patos Island

This week we’ve felt like we were running before the storm – the weather forecasts have often been pretty pessimistic. One forecast was for “rain, 15-25 knot winds, possible thunderstorms, and a chance of hail.” But somehow we’ve managed to do short sails between islands in the gaps between bad weather, and the weather also […]

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