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Salish Sea Pilot releases updated ‘Almost Free’ guides

Salish Sea Pilot has just released its 2015 Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Desolation Sound cruising guides. The guides are completely rebuilt and will soon be followed by guides to Puget Sound and the Sunshine Coast. Nothing feels more altruistic than offering cruising guides as free downloads. And it made the folks at Salish […]

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Navigating with Google Earth

Moving south from Uligan, we used Google Earth in conjunction with our primary chart plotter (OpenCPN) to help navigate to our second anchorage in the Maldives. Google Earth is a great tool for cruisers, helping when chart accuracy is in question, or to benefit from the different kind of information provided by satellite images. The […]

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Longtime cruiser’s take on why navigating in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia is such a challenge

People who don’t sail or voyage by boat are often very amazed when they hear of cruisers who go offshore for a year…or several. Their minds conjure up “The Perfect Storm” (which is actually a rare occurrence), and they think that you are doing something very brave. Our trip through Southeast Alaska and British Columbia […]

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