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The sailing we needed

With the red buoy off Bainbridge Island’s southeastern tip fine on the port bow, Yahtzee healed hard on port tack. A wet, blustery squall had just passed and in its wake left sunshine and a stiff 25-knot breeze that scuttled clouds quickly across the sky. Glancing down from the mainsail to see our speed, I couldn’t contain my smile when I […]

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Surviving the winter cruising blues

Motoring south towards Colvos Passage, snowflakes the size of quarters dropped from the sky in a deluge. I could barely see the water in front of the bow and had to pull my hood down nearly over my eyes to keep my jacket from filling with snow. Just then, Jill popped her head out from the […]

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

Destinations: Eagle Harbor’s easy life

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com…  Eagle Harbor, etched into the eastern shore of Bainbridge Island and surrounded by the laidback resort community of Winslow, has got to be one of the “easiest” harbors in Puget Sound. Easy to find anchorage with good holding or a secure berth; easy to provision […]

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