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

Those Roscoe Bay jitters

The first time we approached Roscoe Bay, cut into the southeastern corner of West Redonda Island, we sat off the entrance studying our various electronic and paper sources, calculating if the rising tide had “risen” enough to let us pass though. After opting to “give it five more minutes” about five times to accommodate our […]

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Sky glows red as night falls over a popular Gulf Islands anchorage.

Why cruise the Salish Sea?

The Salish Sea and nearby waters offer some of the most beautiful cruising grounds on Earth. We are lucky to be able call it home. There are many reasons that people take to the sea coast for days and weeks on end. Some adore the privacy of lonesome anchorages, others the camaraderie of marina berths, […]

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The amazing landscape of this beautiful place we now call the Salish Sea. (Photo from SalishSea.org)

What is the Salish Sea?

Talking to cruisers from up and down the coast at the Vancouver Boat Show last week, we realized not everyone knows precisely what waters are included within the “Salish Sea”. Of course, everyone knows the Salish Sea. They know the name was officially adopted in 2009 by the governments of British Columbia and Washington State […]

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Kingston: A little charmer

Plans were afoot here to write a blog post about the anchorage and facilities at Kingston on the Kitsap Peninsula, a ferry ride across Puget Sound from Edmonds. We intended to get to it. Really we did. But then David and Stephanie, the crew of Cambria, posted a delightful blog about the Kingston they love. […]

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Jarrell Cove State Park’s south dock (bottom right) now has electricity. (Photo by kpslater)

Jarrell Cove’s south dock now has power

Boaters who can’t live without a microwave oven (or other things AC) will be happy that popular Jarrell Cove State Park now has power to one of its docks. Crews have installed 30-amp power sockets on the south dock. A $6/night charge is in addition to the $0.70/ft ($15 minimum) fee for overnighting on the […]

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