Author Archive | Jim Burgoyne

Looking out over the Longbranch Improvement Club’s marina toward Mount Rainier. (Photo by Ronald Riggs)

Destinations: All’s quiet in Filucy Bay

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com… Our conversation falls away, running low on gas, the old fellow sighs, the dock cleat at his feet getting a little kick as we think of something more to say. I’m a lousy conversationalist at the best of times, even now when its my cruising adventures […]

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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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Destinations: Tribune Bay is timeless

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com… The counter-culture vibe of the ‘60s and ‘70s still pervades on laidback Hornby Island, and it always seems most evident near the beautiful, wide south-facing beach on Tribune Bay. The hippies are older today, and a lot wealthier, having traded their jasmine-scented incense, granny […]

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

Destinations: Pendrell Sound famously tepid

Here’s another great destinations report from our friends at SalishSeaPilot.com… Pristine. Beautiful. Breathtaking. The upper reaches of Pendrell Sound is all those things. And maybe that should be enough to make the inlet famous. But it’s not really what sets it apart from nearby Desolation Sound. What makes Pendrell so unique is its warm water. […]

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Tacoma’s Thea Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier towering off to the east make the city feel close to nature. (Photo by Anthony Koopman)

Cruising to Tacoma made easy

One of nicest ways to visit the charming city of Tacoma has always been to arrive by sea, crossing Commencement Bay and entering the urban glow, the bridges humming, the glass and steel flashing in the sun as you motor down the Thea Foss Waterway. Along the way in there are several marinas and docks […]

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