2017 guides now online
Normally we don’t get much sleep after releasing newly updated guides because no sooner do we put a new edition to bed than those babies are awake and screaming about something else that needs to be changed.
We never experience the feeling that we’re finished, done. Things are always changing. That’s just the way it is.
But we do feel good about our 2017 editions and what they offer for cruisers in the Salish Sea. Not only that, but we have released these guides in time for the boat shows and in time to slap a boat show price on them. Buy the package of five guides by Feb. 7 for $34.95. That’s $15 off the price of the five guides bought separately.
Maybe we don’t get to experience a feeling of being finished, but we do get to experience gratitude. We have been so lucky over the years to have received so much help from users of our guides. They have reported countless changes they have come across.
This year is no different. We can’t say enough about local cruisers and marina owners who have taken the time to help us sort out issues close to their home port, even taking the time to tell us about a restaurant or shop that has closed, moved or changed its name. We could not keep track of such things over the vast Salish Sea on our own.
This is the first year that we haven’t added a new guide to a new region of the Salish Sea. Our guides now cover the entire sea, from the southern tip of Puget Sound to the northern reaches of the Discovery Islands. We considered expanding to areas beyond the boundaries of the sea, but decided to focus on polishing the existing guides.
We have created many brand new chartlets in all the guides and completely redrawn scores of other chartlets, as well as updating many more with additional information about features on the water or ashore.
There is no date or deadline when all the marinas must set their rates for power and moorage. Every private and public dock, it seems, has its own calendar, its own way of doing things. It’s an ongoing process, but we have done our best to ensure the prices are up to date.
On top of that we have also done some reformatting to ensure the guides work more efficiently on mobile devices.
Our little video at the top of this page was put together with the help of Lynne’s nephew Shaq. He did an amazing job considering the quality of the footage he was given. And if you think it doesn’t look as polished as it could, you should have seen it before Lynne and I did the reshoots!
If you try our guides, please feel free to point out anything that is not the way we say it is, anything you disagree with, anything that you think the guide should include, but doesn’t. We can take it and we will be grateful.
We’d also be really, really grateful if you tell your friends about us.