This summer, I found myself in Suquamish, Wa. twice. Each time I dined at Sully's Bistro & Bar, which is within walking distance of the Suquamish community dock. What drew me in? First, was the outdoor patio, which has views of Agate Pass, Port Madison, and Elliot Bay. Second, was the friendly service and grea... Details
Retirement. Our 2016 trip has been our last cruise in our beloved Pacific Northwest waters. We’re retiring from boating (Mini-12 sailboat excepted), and putting Surprise for sale. Marilynn and I can feel the years taking a toll on our flexibility and balance, and we know there’s no going back... Details
A seven-minute walk from Port Townsend’s Boat Haven you’ll find the Blue Moose Cafe and Key City Fish Co. Tacos-To-Go. For boaters moored at the Boat Haven, both offer a great nearby option for breakfast and lunch. If you are at Point Hudson Marina, it's a 40-minute walk or a 15-minute bus ride.
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The Hidden Journals: Captain Vancouver & His Mapmaker by Wade Baker and Mary Tasi sheds new light on the voyages of Captain George Vancouver and Lieutenant Joseph Baker, the mapmaker on HMS Discovery. As a boater, it is hard not to be curious about Vancouver and his voyages to the Northwest Coast from 1790-1795... Details
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 wel... Details
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 glass... Details
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 further north. Now that our homep... Details
2016 Cruise Report
Roche Harbor, July 25. Talk about busy. We pulled into the pumpout station at the Roche Harbor Marina fuel dock yesterday afternoon and had to wait for nearly an hour while a boat tied there took on about a zillion gallons of diesel. A boat just behind us also was waiting for the pumpout, an... Details
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 Fisherm... Details
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.
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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 t... Details
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 ... Details