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…

A sailing adventure up Dean Channel, Central Coast of BC

As we pulled into Eucott Bay, the aroma of evergreen trees from the forest on our port side was so strong it felt like I was at a Christmas tree farm. Soon we noticed two small black bears on the grassy shore near the…

Video: Salish Sea Pilot tutorial

Chocked full of useful information about anchorages, marinas and much more, Salish Sea Pilot (SSP) cruising guides quickly became one of our go-to resources for navigating the Pacific Northwest when they were first released.…

Lost water tribes and thoughts on a New Year

A few years ago, I sailed nearly 100 miles up the Columbia River, from Astoria to Portland. The wind came up early each day and lasted until dusk, allowing for long, uninterrupted days of downwind or beam reach sailing. So…

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…

Destinations: Signs of life at Dead Point

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com… The lovely bay southeast of Dead Point might give you the illusion that you are the first to arrive. That’s the…

Forward Harbour welcome

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com… A view east down Forward Harbour from the anchorage at Douglas Bay. (Photo by Salish Sea Pilot) The crew had grown…

Boating in the San Juan Islands | Westcott Bay Shellfish Co.

One of my favorite spots to drop the anchor in the San Juan Islands is likely Garrison Bay. I like the great holding bottom, the hike up Young Hill, and the overall history of the place.  Another thing I like – it’s just…

Boating in the San Juan Islands | Matia Island

Maa-sha? Ma-tia? Mat-ia? I’ve heard it pronounced different ways, but no matter how you say it, Matia Island is an absolute gem in the San Juan Islands.  In my latest video I visit the Island, have a look around, and enjoy…

Video: Boating in the San Juan Islands | Sucia Island in the Rain

Sometimes a rainy day on the boat can be a wonderful thing.  Rather than feeling the obligation to go out exploring, go for a hike, or some other form of exercise, an occasional day of damp and chilly weather while cruising…