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The Vava II

Megayachts … friend or foe?

Sitting down to write this article, I was interrupted by the roar of a helicopter low overhead. Poking my head out a hatch, I saw a sleek-looking machine lifting off, pivoting, and swooping off over the lake — our new neighbors on the 314 foot Vava II, heading out for an afternoon spin. I ducked […]

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Smelt beach seining threatened in Washington

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is examining options for changing or eliminating commercial and recreational smelt fishing seasons. Although smelting is not one of the state’s larger fisheries, it has some community aspects that strike San Juan island liveaboard and photographer Adam Nash as important. Nash has written a short piece on […]

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