Doing the San Juan sweep

After a nights stay in Port Townsend we set sail for the San Juans. Our first couple nights were spent at one of our forever-favorite spots, Watmough Bay, where we hiked another lovely Mother’s Day away. Our next stop was Rosario Resort. We spent our first afternoon swimming in the super cool 1920’s indoor pool […]

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Coast Guard rescues two from boat aground near Port Angeles

In a situation that seems like it could happen to nearly any boater, a boat that had lost power and then dragged anchor went hard aground three miles from Port Angeles on Thursday. The two cremembers were in contact with the Coast Guard who facilitated their rescue around 7:30 p.m. Here’s the report from the USCG: […]

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The 2105 Round Saltspring Race fleet poised to sail.

Race Report: Round Saltspring 2015

From fickle breezes to helpful currents, the 42nd annual Round Saltspring Race was an event to remember. And the story of the day may have been the Race Committee’s correct call in sending racers 42 miles counter-clockwise around the island to take full advantage of the current (the direction is decided each year and announced […]

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Ports and passages en route to Alaska

Looking back, it’s difficult to believe we were in Shearwater only a week ago . . . so much has changed. Only two hundred miles have passed under Cambria’s keel, but the landscape, at least here in Prince Rupert, is entirely different — more “West Coast Industrial” than “Inside Passage.” But I’m getting ahead of myself […]

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A taste of swell and freedom

I begin writing to you from a superb anchorage next to a marked shipwreck inside of Friday Harbor. A dozen other boats share this anchorage but only a few are occupied with cruisers. For short trips to shore with the pup I have elected to inflate the paddleboard and simply paddle to a nearby beach. It’s much […]

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Relocating a 120 VAC electrical panel

As part of the engine re-power I decided to relocate the 120 VAC Electrical Panel to give better access to the engine compartment since the original panel blocked engine maintenance access. The boat originally came with a custom 120 VAC Electrical Panel located next to the engine compartment, the custom box also held the VHF […]

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Coast Guard launches helpful new safety app

The U.S. Coast Guard launched a free safety app over the weekend that should help all boaters be a little safer while enjoying time on the water. With features that assist you in filing float plans, reporting hazards, scheduling safety checks, requesting emergency assistance and much more, it seems like a must have for the avid […]

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