Too Many Family and Business Obligations to Go Cruising?

A floatplane flight can take you from Seattle or Renton directly to your boat in 3 to 4 hours. It is painful to hear someone or a cruising couple say “We are going to hold off on a long trip this summer. We have too many obligations at home, or with family.” I have the…


Art, History and a Whole Lot of Spark in Bellingham, WA

Need a little color and flair in your life? What about a tour through history, or a chance to see birds up close? Maybe, you are like me and after a dreary winter need a serious jolt of some mind-blowing electricity? If so, plan to cruise to Bellingham, WA. On my recent trip to the Hotel…


Salmon, Desserts & Friends Winners Announced!

Fifteen winners have been chosen for the autographed Salmon, Desserts & Friends by LaDonna Gundersen.

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Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation

Cruisers College May Seminars 2017 Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation with Lars Antonsen Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $95 Register here. Cruisers College will take you through the ins and outs of a boat’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether…

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Interpreting the Weather

When I talk to cruisers and their First Mates, one of the key concerns they have is avoiding bad weather. The truth is – there is so much weather information out there, you should have enough to make a go or no-go decision, even when Mother Nature throws you a curveball. Interpreting the Weather In the…


Why Attend a Waggoner Cruising Guide Seminar?

When you think about cruising the Inside Passage do you ever ask yourself these questions? Will the weather be okay? Will it get worse while we are out there? What if I get sick while out on the water? Will I get sea sick? What if we hit a log, or, worse, what if we…


A Night Ashore: Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA

  With a refreshing glass of sparkling water in hand, I walk out onto my room’s private balcony at the Hotel Bellwether. It’s a typical Pacific Northwest March day with gray clouds and a little rain. From this lofty nook, I see the shifting waters of Bellingham Bay, joggers and dog walkers strolling along the Squalicum Promenade,…


Cruising the Virgin Islands, Part 3: Time to Relax and Cruise the BVI

The British Virgin Islands – Getting There After planning for months, it was finally time to fly to the Virgin Islands, get to the boat, board, provision, get underway and unwind. Oh yesssss. For our crew, the big challenge was the transition from our busy lives to settling in for a relaxing British Virgin Islands vacation.…

Mark Bunzel at The Baths.