Video | The Unknown Sea: A Voyage on the Salish

Join the crew of the Orion on a voyage to learn the true meaning of the Salish Sea Find out more about Orion and Deep Green Wilderness at deepgreenwilderness.com

Galley Essentials: Let’s Go Sprouting

If you’re considering growing your own food or creating a “tiny plant garden” there’s not much that’s more uplifting, rewarding, easier, faster, or nutritious than growing sprouts and microgreens.  Sprouts provide health…

Anchoring Etiquette

4 Keys to Being a Good Neighbor On the Water From the July 2020 48° North issue Whether it’s the most popular bay in the San Juan Islands, a quiet cove in south Puget Sound, a tiny nook in British Columbia or a…

Small Marina, Big Personality: Texada Boat Club

Canadian cruiser, Ruth Brown, shares stories of her visits to the small, charming marina communities of British Columbia. It may be bittersweet reading for American cruisers—we'll just have to live vicariously until the…

The Ultimate Weekend

A Brief Escapade to Carr Inlet From the July 2020 issue of 48° North Weekend adventures are the ones that many of us live for. Friday evening to Monday morning—that magical window is all ours, and the effort to get out is…

Artist’s View for July: Tracks in the Sand

If you can identify the tracks, you know know which furry friends visited the beach recently. Land your boat or dinghy on a sandy beach and you’ll probably soon see animal tracks in the sand. The most common are dog, bobcat,…

Quaranteaming and hitting the pause button for hurricane season

Though I've been doing a lot of writing lately, it has been difficult to put words together for the blog. With all that has been going on in the world, writing about cruising in Mexico on a sailboat just hasn't seemed…

Heaven On Earth

A family journey to a jewel of the Salish Sea, Princess Louisa Inlet From the May, 2019 issue of 48° North. Mention the name “Princess Louisa Inlet” to nearly any boater who has had the privilege of visiting its…

Interviews with Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor About Re-Opening

John Neal of Mahina Expeditions interviews representatives from Port of Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor Resort about their recent openings The rumors are true, the San Juan Islands are open! According to the San Juan County…

PNW Sailors Head… EAST?

Stalwart Pacific Northwest sailors take an opportunity to change their lifestyle and formulate a plan to hop cross-country to explore the East Coast  Adventure. The sailor racing their boat around the world, the mountaineer…