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History Stops on Bainbridge Island

Two Must-See History Stops on Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island is one of those Pacific Northwest islands I enjoy visiting because every time I discover something new about its history. And I learn questions I never thought to ask. What is a “Port Blakely Toothpick”? Where were the first Japanese Americans deported? Did Ansel Adams ever take portraits? Did Bainbridge Island really have…


Bob Hale’s 2016 Cruise Report No. 3

2016 Cruise Report No. 3 Forested mountainsides and slide scars at Turnbull Cove. Turnbull Cove, The Broughtons, July 11. It’s morning. Thin clouds are overhead, and occasional sprinkles of rain fell a few minutes ago. The sprinkles weren’t serious and might not return. The air is absolutely calm; the water is a mirror of dense…


San Juan Island Cheese

Cheese, Wine and Spritz Night at San Juan Island Cheese

In Friday Harbor, the craftsman house at 155 Nichols Street used to be a residential home. Now, it’s San Juan Island Cheese, a cheese and wine shop and cafe. This converted house is both inviting and hip and the perfect place to enjoy your favorite cheeses―or new ones―paired with wines. Owners Richard and Sheri Daly.…


Anacortes to Lund

Mark Bunzel’s Cruise Report – Anacortes to Lund

On June 28 it felt good to get underway. Compared to other summers my cruising plans were scheduled much later, and I did not lead a flotilla this year, which would have put me out on the water sooner. In mid-June, my daughter graduated (who was class president at Anacortes High School) and that brought…