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Preparing for winter aboard

Nine days.  That’s how much time lies between our warm, dry, comfortable home in Lakewood and living aboard a big drafty blue sailboat in the winter. We are feathering our floating nest preparing to move aboard during what is predicted to be a very cold winter in the Pacific Northwest. Brrr. It makes me cold […]

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The 500 feet of float space fills up quickly during the summer, but late arrivals need not worry since rafting is mandatory. (Photo by Martin Dale)

Destinations: Timelessness in Shoal Bay

Here’s our latest installment from friend and guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com…  Standing at the end of the public wharf, looking beyond Shoal Bay, across Cordero Channel and north up Phillips Arm, the view is about as lovely and dreamlike as they get in the Discovery Islands. Then you turn around, look up at the East Thurlow Island […]

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