Winter Cruising Destinations: Holiday Splendor in the San Juan and Gulf Islands

It’s no secret that winter cruising in the Pacific Northwest can be difficult. But it’s also an incredible time of year to get out and discover unique holiday events and the beauty of empty anchorages around the Salish Sea.…

Video | Exploring the Salish Sea with “Rock the Park”

An interesting all-angles look at the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea from ABC'S Rock the Park.

Throwback Thursday | 5 Favorite Cruise-in Breweries

We've been combing through the extensive Three Sheets Northwest archives lately and thought it would be fun to share some of the timeless articles that we've enjoyed putting together over the years... Here's one from October…

Destinations: Circumnavigating Cortes Island

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com… Not a ripple breaks the stillness across Squirrel Cove, one of Cortes Island’s best anchorages. (Photo by Ken…

Destinations: Port Angeles au natural

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com… Port Angeles, with Mount Angeles and the Olympic Mountains rising behind. (Photo by Wester Van) If the San Juan…

How many mooring buoys in Port Madison?

We were anchored in Port Madison a few evenings ago. We’ve been here many times. When we kept the boat on Lake Union, Port Madison was often our last stop on the way home. One of the things I notice is that there is very…

Destinations: Getting high on Hornby

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com… Looking down and across to Denman Island from the Mt Geoffrey Escarpment. The generation to which you belong might…

Video: BC surfriders cleanup marine debris at Nigei Island

If you've ever cruised to God's Pocket on Nigei Island, near Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, you'll love seeing the amazing work that was done to cleanup marine debris by Surfrider Vancouver Island. Check out the video and…

Video: Exploring Desolation Sound

In the third episode of my Cruising Desolation Sound series, we set out to look for a new anchorage and make some friends along the way.  We live the “resort life” at Gorge Harbour for a day before returning to anchor at…

#TBT: B.C.’s Discovery Coast – Roscoe Inlet & Goose Island

Jacquelyn and Raleigh frolic in the sands of Goose Island. From the March 2012 issue of 48° North by Jacquelyn Watt Roscoe Inlet snakes a length of twenty-one miles, not as long as Dean or Burke Channels, but every bit as…