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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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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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Life is hard “on the hard”

Sailors have a unique language all their own: On a boat, the front isn’t called the front. It’s the “bow”. The back of the boat’s the “stern”. The “port” side is on the left and the “starboard” side is on the right, but only if you’re facing the bow – if you’re facing the stern, it’s […]

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