MARINE features


Why cruise the Salish Sea?

Everyone is different, as are the reasons they go to sea and what they do when they are out there. This is our list of the 10 best reasons to cruise the Salish Sea.

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What is the Salish Sea?

Everyone knows the Salish Sea, and mariners we have talked to love the name and the concept. However, there seems to be some confusion about the waters it includes.

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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.


2017 guides now online

We have released updated 2017 editions of our five cruising guides, just in time for the big Boat Shows and just in time to offer them to boaters for a special Boat Show price. And the video is free!


Beans are for lovers

Okay, we admit our blogging shortcomings. We have been otherwise detained. To make up for it, how about world peace? Or at least a recipe that could lead to world peace.

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Timeout in Shoal Bay

It’s hard to imagine what Shoal Bay was like back in its heyday as home to one of the largest towns on the BC coast. Now it is just a lovely anchorage with spectacular views and the occasional music festival.

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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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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.


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.