Three Sheets Northwest: Sailing Home to British Columbia

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North Sitting in our cockpit off Jones Island at sundown, I looked to the northeast and watched as shifting tones of pink, peach, and slate enveloped…

Kenai Peninsula Discovered

Adventure and solitude found in this stunning cruiser's playground. From the June 2021 issue of 48° North.  Reaching south out of Resurrection Bay past the Rugged Islands, a large easterly swell rolls from our port side, and…

Glorious Nothing: A Weekend Jaunt Down Hood Canal

This article originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of 48° North. If you’re reading this article hoping to discover the next great cruising destination, you should stop right here. Especially if you rate your itinerary…

Exploring Local: Kilisut Harbor

Making the most of a pandemic holiday, I did what sailors do — I sailed. I left Boat Haven late Friday morning bound for Scow Bay, at the southern end of Kilisut Harbor. A Gale Warning had been declared for the evening, with…

Destination: Home

I felt the ship dock with a gentle bump, then the engine shut down. A moment later, shouts reverberated through the metal hull, “Home! We’re at Home!” I lay in my bunk in the dark, puzzled. Home — for both me and the ship —…

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.…