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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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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Jones Island Marine State Park – Fascinating Island with an Ecological Diversity

Jones Island Marine State Park  – Fascinating Island with an Ecological Diversity With the immense wealth of memorable and enjoyable cruising destinations within The San Juan Islands, it can be difficult to narrow down to which island to visit. But our decision was made easy when Arlene, suggested someplace peaceful and scenic, with hiking and plenty of wildlife. It still didn’t narrow our cho...
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San Juan Islands sunset

San Juan Island All to Ourselves – James Island Marine State Park

San Juan Island All to Ourselves – James Island Marine State Park When reviewing the chart, James Island Marine State Park located southeast of Thatcher Pass in the San Juan Islands looks like a jigsaw puzzle piece pulled right off nearby Decatur Head. The hourglass-shaped, rustic and delightfully unimproved island has all the makings of a gorgeous marine park. During the summer ...
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Eagle Cliff Viewpoint

Cypress Island – Hike One of the San Juan Island’s Last Undeveloped Islands

Cypress Island – Hike One of the San Juan Island’s Last Undeveloped Islands The aroma of brewing coffee filled the cabin as we enjoyed the morning sunlight on board our boat Easy Goin’ moored on a buoy in Eagle Harbor on the east side of Cypress Island. Although there are few anchorages on this island, it’s one of the last undeveloped spots to visit in the San Juans and home to Eagle ...
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Holidays San Juan Island Style

Holidays San Juan Island Style In the San Juan Islands, holiday celebrations are a blend of small town sensibility harkening back to a simpler time with the creative energy of communities rich with tradition and talent. It’s an ideal time to leave the malls and crowds behind and jump on the boat and experience the holidays San Juan Island sty...
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Matia Island – A Pristine Island with an Intriguing Past

Matia Island – A Pristine Island with an Intriguing Past As one of the San Juan Islands’ “Boundary Islands,” Matia Island (pronounced Ma-TEE-ah) is visited by thousands of recreational boaters each year. The island is incredibly beautiful and has a sense of adventure. It seems to floats on the waters of the Strait of Georgia, east of the boundary between the United S...
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Sucia Island Marine State Park

A Diamond in the Rough – Sucia Island Marine State Park

A Diamond in the Rough – Sucia Island Marine State Park Sign memorializing Ev Henry and the 40 yacht clubs. There’s something very special about Sucia Island Marine State Park's incredible beauty, many bays, coves, beaches, and trails. Its shoreline is the product of Mother Nature’s artistry with smooth sandstone curves, rounded arches and honeycomb hollows, plus...
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Suquamish, WA

5 Reasons to Tie Up at the Dock in Suquamish, WA

5 Reasons to Tie Up at the Dock in Suquamish, WA [gallery size="large" type="slideshow" ids="9033,9005,9006,9009,9011,9010"] Are you in Seattle and looking for a boating day trip? Or maybe you’d like to stop on your way cruising to or from Bainbridge Island. Have you considered Suquamish, WA? Within walking distance of the Suquamish community dock, is a museum, ...
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