Category: San Juan Islands


Island of pirate raccoons

James Island is a lovely marine park with gorgeous views and activities for the whole family. It also has smart, aggressive raccoons that will board your boat and make themselves dinner.

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Eastsound feels bigger than it is

Sitting on the brink of solitude, the community of Eastsound at the head of East Sound which slices Orcas Island virtually in half, has a Gotham feel. Though perhaps we have just been on the boat too long.

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The invisible harbor

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


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.

Salish Sea Small Boat Rendezvous 0

The purity of small

The Salish Sea Small Boat Rendezvous this weekend at Sucia Island will welcome lovers of diminutive craft, though one wonders what they will talk about without the usual list of costly, broken gear aboard.

English Camp 1

Marking time in Garrison Bay

Whether a history buff, or the sort of cruiser in search of a sheltered anchorage with a lovely park ashore, Garrision Bay in the San Juan Islands does more than hold its own.

From the beach at Watmough Bay 0

Wonder of Watmough Bay

The spectacular views, ambling trails and lovely beach make Watmough Bay in the southeast corner of Lopez Island a cherished and beautiful anchorage.