Cruise to Alaska with Waggoner
Join us on a flotilla cruise to SE Alaska in 2014
For the first time ever, we’re inviting a small group of boats to travel with us from Anacortes, WA to Ketchikan, AK. We’ll plan the routes, worry about the weather, and arrange for unforgettable experiences.
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing changes to the buoyage in Swinomish Channel. The following excerpt and graphic are from the Local Notice to Mariners 35/13:
The USCG is proposing to move the point at which the ATON in the Swinomish Channel change the general direction of marine traffic. In channels such as Swin... Details
Labor Day Weekend
The weather this summer has been spectacular, and Labor Day weekend did not disappoint. I had guests visiting from out of town and we hadn’t planned on doing any boating. But with a perfect forecast and a bit of free time, we decided to make a quick overnight trip to the San Juans.
Seven peopl... Details
Story and Photos by Mark Bunzel
America’s Cup racing may be the most exciting event in the boating world. This is especially so with high performance catamarans in the challenging seas of San Francisco Bay. I used to live and sail in the Bay area. I’m no expert, but I understand what they mean when they sa... Details
When people ask me “Which marine navigation app should I buy?” I tell them to start with the charting they are most familiar with. Apps now support Navionics, C-Map, Garmin and others. For loyal users of Nobeltec software on the PC, there was no app solution until now. During the summer Nobeltec released th... Details
Wrapping up and home from the Broughtons
Cruise Report No. 3 focused on Canada Day celebrations in the Broughtons and skipped a few things from late June. Here they are, together with notes from the balance of the cruise.
We planned to go north of Vancouver Island this year, to Ocean Falls and Shearwater on what i... Details
When you arrive in a marina town, one of the tough decisions is where to dine. Keeping a crew happy with the right selection is an art. Should you prepare an outstanding meal on the boat after visiting a farmers market, or sample some of the local flavor through their restaurants? In Ganges, it is worth staying a coupl... Details
Throughout the summer we receive some great cruising blogs we like to share to give our readers ideas for their own cruises or to provide an update on a cruising area. Monty and Margy, from Vancouver, chartered a 43-foot sailboat out of False Creek for 19 days. Monty is an investment advisor and in his off-time he is b... Details
Returning from a summer cruise is always bittersweet. I’m normally ready for a bit more space, showers that don’t require coins, and a fully equipped kitchen. But I quickly miss the camaraderie, solitude, scenery, and wildlife of cruising.
Getting to Anacortes from Barkley Sound requires a trip through the... Details
Tommy Transit, or Tommy T for short, is the most entertaining bus driver you’ll ever have.
Tommy T. and his bus.
Many years ago, after a couple of tough turns in his life, he decided what he really wanted to do was drive a transit bus in Vancouver, B.C. He ended up driving one for 21 years, affecting ... Details
Salt Spring Island has been foodie heaven since the late 1800s. Back then, Hope Bay was the ferry landing for boats that took fresh produce grown on the island to the markets in Vancouver. Salt Spring has always been known for its laid back vibe. The 60s and 70s never left Salt Spring and there are artists at the Sat... Details