• 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 ...

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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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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 to save the rest for a few recipes. We had […]

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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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