Boaters, Stock Your Fridge at these Pacific Northwest Farmers Markets – Washington State

Boaters, Stock Your Fridge at these Pacific Northwest Farmers Markets – Washington State The Pacific Northwest is known for its local produce and cheese, naturally raised meats and fresh fish. There is no better way to sample its bounty than at a farmers market. Thankfully, for boaters, many are within walking distance or a short taxi ride from marinas, which makes filling the fridge with local goodie...
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Rainbow over Cabbage Island.

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve – Mosaic of Land, Water and History

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve – Mosaic of Land, Water and History The summer sun is beating down on a deliriously lovely tongue of white sand, warming our bare feet. We walk the mile-long half-moon shaped beach; the turquoise waters roll ashore at a relaxing rhythm. It’s easy to imagine we are visiting an atoll somewhere in the South Pacific, but no. We are one mile north of th...
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BlueSea ELCI Breaker

Don’t Get Tripped-Up by New Shore Power

Don’t Get Tripped-Up by New Shore Power As we approached Petersburg, Alaska, with only a few miles remaining northbound on the Wrangell Narrows, we contacted the harbormaster’s office for the night’s moorage.  After providing the harbormaster with our vessel’s length and shore power requirements, we were expecting a response with a slip assignment.  ...
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Another Side of the San Juan Islands – West Sound Marina

Another Side of the San Juan Islands – West Sound Marina Suffering from a bad case of cabin fever, Arlene and I were in serious need of a spring boat trip, but the weather was predicted for more of the same – overcast sky, 20 to 25 kt. wind. So, with a few hours of break in the wind, we jumped aboard Easy Goin’ and set a course for West Sound Marina, Orcas Island –...
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Rosario Resort & Spa – New Docks, New Marina Configuration and Much More

Rosario Resort & Spa – New Docks, New Marina Configuration and Much More Cruising northwest in Orcas Island’s East Sound, the white Moran Mansion of Rosario Resort & Spa comes into view off in the distance and grows larger as you approach. The grand century-old mansion turned hotel resort was built as the private residence of Seattle shipbuilder and two-time Seattle mayor Robert M...
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