Winter Sailing

It’s been a few weeks since I left the dock, and with these back-to-back inversion layers we’ve been having, the weather has been nearly ideal. I was chewing at the bit, ready to get out. The cold snap this weekend also represented some of the coldest weather this region ever sees. That made it perfect to test the heating ability of my new propane heater. I’ll be insulating the boat soon and I wanted to see how it would do, pre-insulation. Because it gets dark…

James Island Marine State Park

Looking for a great island to visit in the San Juan Islands? James Island is right up there with Sucia Island, but it’s a lot further south. James also makes an ideal staging spot for further exploration into the islands. James Island is a Marine State Park operated by the Washington State Parks. It’s located just east of Thatcher Pass, the ‘gateway’ to the San Juan Islands, so it makes an excellent staging island for boats planning multi-day trips into the islands or beginning a…

Cruising the San Juan Islands: Eliza, Vendovi, Cypress, and Jack Islands.

We really packed some travel in for my Mother’s Day cruise. Mother’s Day weekend and we headed out with no particular plan in mind other than to fish for some Ling Cod, sail when the wind blew, and forage for some cattails, nettles, and hopefully some mushrooms. My favorite kind of trip, trusting to our own capabilities to provide us with our food and no particular place to go in mind. We got started on Friday evening, tide was out with the water calm and…

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