Amazing Mural at Galiano Oceanfront Inn

Read the description below, then click on the Kunamokst Mural hot link. As the description explains, this mural of an orca and her calf was created by 190 artists, with no digital effects. It’ll be worth a stop just to see the mural. The inn has a private float in Sturdies Bay, or they can…


Westview Boat Basin Expansion

Jim Parsons, the helpful harbor manager at Powell River/Westview, tells us the long-awaited south boat basin expansion is going well. The breakwater has been extended southward, the contract for new floats has been awarded, and electrical is one approval away. The new floats will be nine feet wide, the main dock will be 12 feet…


Poet’s Cove Customs Dock Expansion

Thank you to Peter Rodionoff, Chelan, WA, for sharing that, via the webcam at Poet’s Cove, it appeared work was being done on the customs dock.

We contacted Poet’s Cove and they informed us that an arm has been added and the work is complete!

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Geocaching in Canada’s Parks—The Perfect Treasure Hunt!

If you’ve ever enjoyed that thrill of discovery or revelled in a sense of victory when you reach the end of an adventure, you’re in for a treat! This summer, as part of Parks Canada’s centennial celebrations, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve launched a new geocache experience – a “treasure hunt for techies.” But you…


Percival Landing Reconstruction

Percival Landing will undergo the first phase in reconstruction starting in July 2010 and docks will be closed from August 1, 2010 through February 2011. The docks are available to tie-up to until then (no power available) but upland facilities might be affected by the construction. Check back here for updates or check out the…


WDFW Conducting Boat Checks To Stop Aquatic Invasive Species

NEWS RELEASE: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Contact: Sgt. Eric Anderson (360) 902-2426 or Allen Pleus (360) 902-2724 OLYMPIA—People hauling boats to and from Washington waterways this summer may be stopped by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officers conducting mandatory checks of boats, trailers and gear for aquatic invasive species. The annual…


Winter Dry Land Boat Storage at Seattle’s Shilshole Bay Marina

Beginning September 1, boat owners are eligible to store their vessels in a fenced-in, secure area available through May 1 of next year. The low rate of $5.08/ft. per month including tax is offered, and boats on trailers up to 32 feet are welcome. An 18-foot minimum is required for month to month payment. For…


Surprised (the Good Way) by Port of Kingston

While we have always considered Kingston a way-point in transit to the San Juans, our stay this time has changed our impression. After our water pump sprung a leak we found ourselves stranded in Kingston until we could get help. We ended up spending an extra night. Meanwhile, much to our pleasure and surprise we…


New Dock Access at Longbranch

Last fall the Longbranch people didn’t know what they were going to do. The County had condemned the concrete wharf that provided access to the Longbranch docks, which pretty well cut them off from shore. The old wharf is gone now, replaced by a 6-foot-wide metal structure. It’s not as imposing as the former concrete…


Sucia Island: New Dock in Fossil Bay

Waggoner Correspondents Bruce and Margaret Evertz were at Sucia and found a new float and ramp in Fossil Bay. The western of the two was replaced last winter and it’s all new with steel pilings and a big separate dinghy dock. The best news is that “the ramp” is wheelchair accessible. It’s in two segments…