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

Destinations: Eastsound feels bigger than it is

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of… Approaching the stillness of Fishing Bay and the cover of Madrona Point at the northern end of East Sound, a quiet tumble of stately homes along the shore suggests idyllic serenity. Surely there is nothing so vulgar as commerce in the nearby village of Eastsound. The […]

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Walsh Cove | A jewel of Desolation Sound

Of the many anchorages in beautiful British Columbia, Desolation Sound’s Walsh Cove is a true gem. — By Greg Larsen For boaters heading north each year towards Desolation Sound, Walsh Cove is a favorite destination. This pristine cove is nestled along the northern end of Waddington Channel on the northeast end of West Redonda Island.    […]

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Cruising Desolation Sound: Episode 2

In the second episode in my Cruising Desolation Sound series, our little flotilla moves on to Grace Harbor and Squirrel Cove, before heading for one of my favorite anchorages – Pendrell Sound. I hope you enjoy this video, and stay tuned for Episode 3! If you enjoy my videos, please give them a “thumbs up”, and […]

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The abandoned cannery at Namu | British Columbia

On to Namu! We anchored back in Rock Inlet (a mile or so past the abandoned cannery), and then dinghied back out to the site for some exploring. The first cannery at Namu opened in 1893. BC Packers bought the operation in 1928 and developed it into a sprawling complex that included salmon processing plants, giant […]

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