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Family friendly Stuart Island

Stuart Island Marine Park is another of our favorites in the San Juan Islands. The park encompasses two excellent harbors (Reid Harbor to the south and Prevost Harbor to the north) and 85 acres of land between the harbors. There are numerous buoys in each harbor and room to anchor. Each harbor has a dock [...]

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Bowen Island to Sidney

With the memory of our last crossing of the Strait of Georgia from Bowen Island seared into our brains, we pushed past our PTSD and reluctantly left the dock at Snug Cove. There was really no need for any worry with more lovely weather in the forecast, it was only the haunting memory of our [...]

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Tug Tyee

Tug TYEE, locking through, Seattle, WA.Original photo from the James A. Turner Collection,Saltwater People Historical Society©Click to enlarge. The big tug TYEE, of the Puget Sound Tug Boat Co’s fleet, entered Friday Harbor from Ladysmith after clearing for Victoria, went to Waldron Island to tow a barge of sandstone to Grays Harbor.       The [...]

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Greeting Party

Enough about exhaust systems. Let’s focus on something more fun. On our recent trip to bring Galapagos home, in the middle of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, we had a tiny miracle. The humpback whales came out to wave … Continue reading →

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Exhaust elbow blues, reprise

Raise your hand if you thought we would have some trouble with that exhaust set up on Galapagos during our recent shake down trip from Astoria, Oregon to Tacoma.  Yeah, don’t gloat. Because our hands are raised, too.  If you’ve … Continue reading →

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Crabbing our way thru the San Juans

Pulling the crab trap Retirement is great!  We have little or no schedule, and can stay or go as we please.  I don’t think we have ever spent as many days anchored in the same spot as we have this year.  After all, why not?  In the past, we have always felt the urge to [...]

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