Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 7 – Pierre’s at Echo Bay

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 7 Pierre’s Echo Bay Lodge and Marina Departure was initially set for 7 a.m. from Port Harvey until George informed us that fresh, hot, cinnamon buns would not be available until 7:30 a.m. At the risk of stronger currents in Chatham Channel, we delayed our departure choosing the Cinnamon Buns over a safe passage.…

Boaters, Stock Your Fridge at these Pacific Northwest Farmers Markets – British Columbia

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 goodies much easier.…

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 5 – Dent Rapids to Johnstone Strait

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 5 Dent Rapids to Johnstone Strait Day 5 Thursday – Clears skies and brilliant sunshine made for a beautiful cruise up Lewis and Calm Channel. Timing was important. This was the day of a new moon, with the strongest tides of the month. We had to hit it right for slack at Dent Rapids. To…

Poets Cove Customs

What Can We Bring Across the U.S./Canada Border?

“What can we bring across the U.S./Canada border?” This question is frequently asked by boaters going either direction across the U.S./Canada border both on British Columbia’s southern border with Washington and northern border with Alaska. While the question seems straightforward, it is often difficult to answer quickly and succinctly. Both the U.S. and Canada customs…