• Team Broderna looking good as we left them near Blunden Harbor.

    R2AK UPDATE: Battle for second heats up, a few more drop out

    R2AK Update #3: As the wind built to 10, then 15, then 20 knots on Queen Charlotte Strait and the sea state followed suit, we tacked into it up the northwestern shore aboard our Grand Soleil 39, Yahtzee. Soon, we could barely make out Team ...

A beautiful garden serves as a centerpiece to the English Camp on Garrison Bay.

Destinations: Marking time in Garrison Bay

Here’s the first in a series of great destinations articles from our friend and guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com…  Perhaps it was not the splendid anchorage, the hiking or lovely setting that led the British to select Garrison Bay as its outpost during the Pig War with the U.S. over who actually owned the San […]

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The best of Desolation Sound

It seems ironic that Captain George Vancouver chose the name Desolation Sound for what’s now one of British Columbia’s busiest and largest marine parks. But in 1792, when Vancouver was surveying the Inside Passage, that’s what he found – desolation. The scene is much different today, especially during the summer months when thousands of boaters […]

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Pull a Pot for Cancer: Registration still open for 4th Annual Puget Sound Speed-Crabbing Derby

Calling all crabbers! Registration is now open for the 4th annual Puget Sound Speed-Crabbing Derby, the world’s first and only speed-crabbing event. This unique derby, which benefits Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA),takes place on Saturday, July 9 at the Port of Everett. Teams of two, three or four crabbers race against the clock to harvest and […]

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Installing a Wallas heater

Grace came with a 15,000 BTU air conditioner that could also heat, but was extremely inefficient, loud, and required AC power. It also did not draw air in from outside, if left on overnight, you could wake up feeling like a prune. I had always been interested in the Wallas line of diesel heaters after […]

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