• Boats anchored in Eagle Harbor

    Eagle Harbor Open Water Marina at 4 years: accepting applications

    The open water marina established by the city of Bainbridge Island in 2010 in response to legal pressure from the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to clear out the large number of vessels anchored out over state land is accepting moorage applications for a ...

Destination: Spiller Channel

When it comes to destinations, Spiller Channel hasn’t exactly been calling our name: The surrounding hills are low and have been heavily logged, a practice that continues today, so the scenery isn’t what we’d consider “enticing”. But in “Exploring the North Coast of British Columbia,” Douglass has this to say about the waterfall located at […]

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Rolling with the taco

A wave crashed into the boat sending a rumbling shudder as spray flew across the deck. The swell wasn’t large but it was powerful from the long fetch and the wind was building. I looked out the window of the ferry at a beautiful little Dana 24 and was envious. [...] more Post and any […]

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Back in the PNW

We’ve been back in the lower 48, in Seattle to be exact, for nearly a month. The weather has been reminiscent of being in San Diego. We lived in the PNW long enough to know that this is not normal and are enjoying every minute of the sunshine. I took the photo above on a […]

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October 16, 2014 – Monterey CA

Incredible Monterey!  Wow, what an awesome week, and it seems I say this with every new location.  We stay in these port towns for 5-10 days and get to experience so much but still we miss some of the items on our to do lists.  Monterey is a place you should not miss.  With bicycles […]

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Port Proposes Significant Moorage Increases for 2015

Thanks to Bertram and the Jefferson County Moorage Tenants Union for making this information public on their website. Port Administration Moorage Rate increase Proposal for 2015 The following is the rate proposal presented to the Commissioners by the Administration (see chart). They want to raise our base rate from $40.00 a month to $58.25 per […]

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Sailing the Gulf Islands, Part 7

Day 11, Tuesday 9/9/14 My parents are trying to stick to the schedule of two nights on the hook and one at a marina. We had initially planned to head to Pirates Cove today, but Wakes Park is such a sweet spot, we decided to stay another day before heading south to Chemainus. After getting […]

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Simushir tied up in Prince Rupert

Drifting Russian vessel off Haida Gwaii towed to safety

The 400-foot Russian cargo vessel Simushir which had been without power and drifting dangerously close to the west coast of Haida Gwaii (as reported here on Saturday), raising the specter of a significant ecological catastrophe in the environmentally-sensitive archipelago, has been safely towed into the northern B.C. port of Prince Rupert, according to Canadian authorities. […]

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Time Passes

In 1980 when our kids were just toddlers, I took this picture of this intriguing tree from Washington Park in Anacortes.  It was the occasion of our second trip to the San Juan Islands, and our very first ever boat charter (a Newport 28). 1980 We had occasion to be at Washington Park again this […]

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