marine features


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.


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.

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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.


Winter Cove’s famed barbecue

The Canada Day lamb barbecue at Saturna Island’s Winter Cove has been an annual event for 67 years and is important year-round to finance community services on the island.

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The accidental anchorage

No matter your ultimate destination in the Gulf Islands and beyond, Clam Bay is a comfy and convenient place to drop a hook. Seems to be our most frequent anchorage, though we rarely push off with the intention of arriving here.