Category: Puget Sound

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All’s quiet in Filucy Bay

One of the most attractive things about Filucy Bay in southern Puget Sound is that there is not really much to do other than enjoy the surroundings.

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Cutts Island memories

Cutts Island evokes memories of deserted tropical isles and summertime beach parties. This lovely little Carr Inlet islet offers all those things and more.

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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.

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Kingston: A little charmer

There is no reason sailors must stop at Kingston. It has a marina, a supermarket, bakeries, bars, a public library and oodles of fast food outlets. Lots of places do. But here is found a comfort level not available everywhere.

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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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Expecting less from Vaughn Bay

Despite suggestions that this was an unpleasant anchorage, Vaughn Bay in south Puget Sound offers excellent shelter and easy access to shore for wandering or provisioning.

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Sweating the Swinomish

There are dark tales told about the infamous Swinomish Channel, the waterway that makes Fidalgo Island an island, from Dugualla Bay in the south to Padilla Bay in the north. The stories make brave men quiver.