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Cult of Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove was a haunt for the notorious Brother XII, a cult leader with thousands of followers seeking spiritual enlightenment. Today, the cove has a cultish following among family cruisers.


Winter of discontent

Staying warm and dry was a bit of a challenge for many liveaboards this winter, the coldest, wettest and whitest we have seen on the Salish Sea for some years.


Why cruise the Salish Sea?

Everyone is different, as are the reasons they go to sea and what they do when they are out there. This is our list of the 10 best reasons to cruise the Salish Sea.

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What is the Salish Sea?

Everyone knows the Salish Sea, and mariners we have talked to love the name and the concept. However, there seems to be some confusion about the waters it includes.

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Eagle Harbor’s easy life

Eagle Harbor’s reputation for being a stress-free moorage might lose some of its polish this summer when the city dock undergoes reconstruction, reducing moorage choices and forcing cruisers to pull up dinghies on shore. But life could be more difficult.


2017 guides now online

We have released updated 2017 editions of our five cruising guides, just in time for the big Boat Shows and just in time to offer them to boaters for a special Boat Show price. And the video is free!


Beans are for lovers

Okay, we admit our blogging shortcomings. We have been otherwise detained. To make up for it, how about world peace? Or at least a recipe that could lead to world peace.

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Timelessness in Shoal Bay

It’s hard to imagine what Shoal Bay was like back in its heyday as home to one of the largest towns on the BC coast. Now it is just a lovely anchorage with spectacular views and the occasional music festival.