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

Cult of Pirates Cove

One of the nicest anchorages for families is well-sheltered Pirates Cove on DeCourcy Island at the north end of Trincomali Channel. The cove boasts shore rings for stern tying, two dinghy docks, campsites, picnic areas and trails that amble about the lovely 31-hectare (77-acre) marine provincial park. Moorage is free. It would be tight, but […]

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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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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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Salish Sea Pilot releases their 2017 cruising guides

Our friends at Salish Sea Pilot have just released their 2017 cruising guides, and as usual, they’re packed with helpful information and tips for cruising the Pacific Northwest. Covering Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound and Georgia Strait, the guides have information on hundreds of marinas and anchorages, plus passage notes, recommendations and […]

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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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