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    Video: The Sea Bear explores the Salish Sea

    Sailing The Sea Bear is a new YouTube travel show featuring Captain Shawn and cameraman Phil. Both are veterans of the US Armed Forces, one a retired US Navy EOD technician and the other a US Army Infantryman. The Sea Bear, a sloop rigged 1985 C&C ...

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A cruiser’s case of the Mondays

Blasting into a sudden 15 to 25 knot northerly towards the Kenai Peninsula, Yahtzee heeled sharply to starboard with the wind. Cutting through a steep chop, white water pushed off the bow and I did my best to steer us through it to windward. With a steady rain soaking me, I could barely see wave sets through my […]

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Chartlet from Salish Sea Pilot’s Cruising Guide to Desolation Sound. Not to be used for navigation.

Tucked away in Octopus Islands

Octopus Islands and surrounding bays along the northeastern shore of Quadra Island off Okisollo Channel provide some of the safest and most serene anchorages in the Discovery Islands. Most cruisers who come here are drawn first to Octopus Islands, a marine provincial park where cruisers tuck into small coves, stern tied side by side like […]

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reaching westward

A dreamy 500-mile passage from Sitka to Kodiak Island

Sailing fast on a broad reach, volcanic Mt. Edgecume slid by our starboard side while Yahtzee tracked northwest out into the expansive Gulf of Alaska. We were just hours from Sitka and though a destination of Prince William Sound was our original intention, the plan wasn’t set in stone. As always, it depended on weather. The […]

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Elliott Bay Marina's dinghy dock party was the perfect spot to enjoy a beautiful summer evening.

Party with a view: Elliott Bay Marina hosts event on observation deck

Decks with water views are highly coveted in Seattle, like any waterfront city, and Elliott Bay Marina has one of the best. The marina’s observation deck, perched above its breakwater, offers panoramic views of the city skyline, surrounding islands and majestic Mount Rainier. Last Friday, dozens of boaters and guests soaked in the sights from […]

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