Wild Burnaby Narrows

Exploring the "Galapagos of the North" When you think of the Galapagos Islands, what comes to mind is a place teeming with sea life and unique flora and fauna that is hard to get to and relatively untouched by modern humans.…

How We Prepped for the Pacific NW Offshore Race

The Pacific Northwest Offshore (formerly the Oregon Offshore) is a 193-mile race that starts at the mouth of the Columbia River and normally finishes in Victoria, BC.  However, in 2021 and 2022, the race finished in Port…

Worth the Wait — PNW Offshore 2022

The event's first-ever day-long postponement for weather didn't derail the hardy crews headed up the Washington coast for the Pacific Northwest Offshore Race. The postponement flag standing tall in big breeze. Photo by Dan…

Historic Coupeville

From the November, 2020 issue of 48° North. EXPLORING AN UNSUNG ANCHORAGE AND SEAPORT This year created cruising challenges and opportunities around the Salish Sea, with the Covid-19 pandemic and the border closure between…

Walsh Cove, a BC Marine Park Jewel

For mariners heading north each year, Walsh Cove is a favorite destination. This year, with the border closed, British Columbia boaters have had this pristine cove nestled in the middle of Desolation Sound all to themselves.…