Author Archive | Steve Monrad


Only three miles away (Video)

I couldn’t even begin to guess how many times I’ve passed by on my way to other destinations, somehow reasoning that good anchorages can’t be so close to home.  The truth is, though, that an often overlooked little gem lies just a stones throw from Anacortes. Saddlebag Island is a Washington State Marine Park, adjacent […]

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Summer Cruising: Tod Inlet (Video)

For the past several years, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy cruising the Gulf Islands in the “late” season, as summer turns to autumn. I generally tack on a little time after the annual Canadian Tollycruisers Rendezvous, and if time and weather allow I head toward one of my favorites this […]

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Summer Cruising: Octopus Islands (Video)

For the second video in my summer cruising series, we visit Octopus Islands Marine Provincial Park in British Columbia’s Discovery Islands.  Not necessarily an easy place to reach, requiring transit of at least one set of rapids coming or going, Octopus Islands offers a unique landscape and quiet, yet popular anchorages. Check out the video below […]

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Summer Cruising: Wallace Island (Video)

For the fourth video in my Summer Cruising Series, I visit Wallace Island in the Canadian Gulf Islands.  This is another very popular destination in the Gulf Islands that offers much to see and do.  I blame the nice weather, but I was surprised at the number of boats that were there during my visit, […]

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Summer Cruising: Pendrell Sound (Video)

I am thrilled to have been able to enjoy several weeks cruising this summer in Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands, and the Canadian Gulf Islands.  I’ve decided rather than bore you with my daily cruising log, I’ll share some of the highlights and use video to help tell the story. If you’ve read my blog in […]

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