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5 Favorites | Parks of the Gulf Islands

This is the fourth in an ongoing series called “5 Favorites” in which we’ll explore a range of topics such as memorable anchorages, marina showers, cruise-in breweries, fun things to do, ports, days of sailing, meals to make aboard and much more. The aim is not to make a list of “bests” or to rank things, but rather to […]

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Kingston: A little charmer

Plans were afoot here to write a blog post about the anchorage and facilities at Kingston on the Kitsap Peninsula, a ferry ride across Puget Sound from Edmonds. We intended to get to it. Really we did. But then David and Stephanie, the crew of Cambria, posted a delightful blog about the Kingston they love. […]

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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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Chartlet from Salish Sea Pilot’s Cruising Guide to the Gulf Islands. Not to be used for navigation.

Sheltering in Quarantine Cove

Before we set sail, we ran some morning errands down to the transient docks at Causeway Marina and then found ourselves waylaid by a morning performance of synchronized ferries. Five of the tiny Victoria Harbour ferries were doing a dance in the bay in front of the legislative buildings, motoring about in set routines, trying […]

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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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7 Seas Brewing is also conveniently located across the street from West Marine.

5 Favorites: Cruise-in Breweries

This is the third in an ongoing series called “5 Favorites” in which we’ll explore a range of topics such as memorable anchorages, marina showers, fun things to do, ports, beautiful places, days of sailing, meals to make aboard and much more. The aim is not to make a list of “bests” or to rank things, but rather to provide […]

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