Mark Bunzel’s 2016 Cruise Report No. 4

Cruising Report No. 4 Sidney to Lopez Island   Telegraph Harbour Marina – Correction – Pizzas are still coming out of their oven! In the last edition of my cruising report, it was incorrectly reported that they no longer have food service or pizzas. Please note that Telegraph Harbour Marina still has their well-appreciated pizzas…

Lopez isalnd

Cocktails, Popcorn and the Rose Theatre

For almost 25-years, the Rose Theatre has been making a night at the movies an exceptional experience. How does the former vaudeville theater make such an impression? Let me answer that, by asking you a few questions. What was the last movie you went to that was personally introduced? Were you able to order a…


Garrison Bay on San Juan Island ~ A Step Back In Time

  When Arlene and I lived south of Seattle, we made at least one visit to Garrison Bay each year. It would be our first stop in the San Juan Islands after crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the beginning our annual migration north to the San Juan and Gulf Islands and points…

Garrison Bay
The Gulf Islands

Mark Bunzel’s 2016 Cruise Report No. 3

Cruising Report No. 3 Campbell River to the Gulf Islands   Weather-wise it has been a spectacular summer for our main cruising areas. I am now working my way down through the Gulf Islands.   Leaving the Boat in Campbell River Mid last month, I left my boat in Campbell River Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf…


Waggoner Cruising Guide 2017 Flotillas

We have had a lot of requests for dates and reservations for the Waggoner Cruising Guide 2017 Flotillas. The Inside Passage to Alaska Flotilla is about half full with early reservations for our May 20th departure. We have set our Desolation Sound Flotilla trip for a June 17th departure from Anacortes. Are you considering going with us…


Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend

Port Townsend’s Wooden Boat Festival is the Woodstock for all things wooden boat. Where else can you see close to 300 gorgeous and classic boats in the water and on land? Partake in over 130 presentations from experts on a variety of boating subject and visit with exhibitors with many interesting products? Sit near the…


Five Reasons to Visit Fort Worden & Three Ways to Get There

Are you looking for a unique day trip while visiting Port Townsend, Wa.? Here are five reasons to visit Fort Worden Historical State Park, which includes batteries to explore, military and historical museums, a marine science center with touch tanks, and a new restaurant with a jail. Best of all, the new electric taxi and…

La Conner Brewing Company

Pizza and Beer at La Conner Brewing Company

La Conner is an idyllic seaside town with lots of unique shops, street art, a boardwalk that follows the channel, and appetizing restaurants. For beer lovers, it has family-owned brewery ‒ La Conner Brewing Company ‒ that serves homemade soups, wood-fired pizzas, burgers, quesadillas, tacos, appetizers, and salads. They always have five beers on tap, some…


Mark Bunzel’s 2016 Cruise Report No. 2

Cruising Report No. 2 Lund to Port McNeill and down to Campbell River Lund Moorage is tight at Lund Harbour‒the gateway marina to Desolation Sound. We arrived late, and even the floating breakwater was full. One of the last slips they fill are in front of the pumpout with the requirement for a departure by 10…


Two Must-See History Stops on Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island is one of those Pacific Northwest islands I enjoy visiting because every time I discover something new about its history. And, I learn questions I never thought to ask. What is a “Port Blakely Toothpick”? Where were the first Japanese Americans deported? Did Ansel Adams ever take portraits? Did Bainbridge Island really have…

History Stops on Bainbridge Island