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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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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