Exploring West Beach on Calvert Island.

Landon’s Cruising Report – Weight and Balance

Landon’s Cruising Report – Weight and Balance Departing towards the sea from Millbrook Cove in Smith Sound, we once again met 6-foot swells at 10-second intervals.  Finishing the third segment of rounding Cape Caution, we entered the relatively protected waters of Fitz Hugh Sound, the beginning of Northern B.C.’s Inside Passage…read more of their adventures HERE.

Poets Cove Customs

What Can We Bring Across the U.S./Canada Border?

“What can we bring across the U.S./Canada border?” This question is frequently asked by boaters going either direction across the U.S./Canada border both on British Columbia’s southern border with Washington and northern border with Alaska. While the question seems straightforward, it is often difficult to answer quickly and succinctly. Both the U.S. and Canada customs…

A clear day in Queen Charlotte Strait.

Landon’s Cruising Report – Living Among the Islands

Landon’s Cruising Report – Living among the Islands Departing Loughborough Inlet, we entered Johnstone Strait via Chancellor Channel.  Johnstone Strait was rough and choppy as it often is but became settled as we neared Port McNeill.  Port McNeill is a nice place to catch up on rest before crossing Queen Charlotte Strait for the Broughton Island group,…


Boaters, Stock Your Fridge at these Pacific Northwest Farmers Markets – Washington State

The Pacific Northwest is known for its local produce and cheese, naturally raised meats and fresh fish. There is no better way to sample its bounty than at a farmers market. Thankfully, for boaters, many are within walking distance or a short taxi ride from marinas, which makes filling the fridge with local goodies much easier.…

Desolation Sound Water Views

Day 4 – Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park

  Day 3 of the Alaska Flotilla – Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park. Spectacular place! Many drop anchor here and happily stay for weeks. But, we must go, have a date with some rapids… Go HERE to check out more of Margaret’s cruising reports. You can also follow the Flotilla to Alaska with Mark Bunzel on AIS.…