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The invisible harbor

Mackaye Harbor is a sheltered, peaceful anchorage which offers cruisers much more than is readily apparent when you first drop the hook.


Good anchors complicate your life

Our new-fangled “modern” hook seems to dig in quickly and securely regardless of the anchorage’s reputation for holding. That’s the problem.

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Buy 2016 guides, get 2017 free

Taking the “seasonal” out of their business, Jim and Lynne are offering to replace any 2016 guide sold after Oct 1 with a completely refreshed 2017 guide when they are released early next year.

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Hope Island is a good start

Decisions, decisions… Hope Island offers many options to cruisers with a yen to explore southwest Puget Sound. It also the perfect place if you need extra time to ponder where to go next.

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Blind Bay comes into view

Blind Bay’s excellent shelter and anchoring depths at a crossroads in the San Juan Islands make it the perfect place to rendezvous with friends who love the taste of fresh crab.

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Sheltering in Quarantine Cove

If you are determined to anchor near Victoria, Quarantine Cove is a fine choice if the westerlies promise to be nasty. It’s also a nice place if you have to do time.

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Lasagna for scallywags

Pirate’s Lasagna foregoes much of the tedium of typical lasagna, making it the perfect dish for cooks who want the crew to think they’ve been slaving away. It’s also delicious.

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Treasures of Newcastle Island

Newcastle Island is could never be described as remote, but feels like it is a world away from the nearby City of Nanaimo. Fun and comforted are probably better words of description.