Destination: Kimball Preserve

The view from the Sirius 40 DS in Kimball Preserve A Winter Cruising Discovery Who among us doesn't love the archipelago of the San Juan Islands for its treasure trove of explorable nooks? There's plenty of reason to see…

Galley Essentials: Canned Tuna Makeover

Amanda gathers various fishy provisions in Brisbane. Tuna Makes Great Cruising Cuisine Recently in Brisbane, Australia, I took stock of my canned tuna provisions and discovered that I had eight brands from seven countries.…

48° North/Ullman Sails Cascadia Cruising Rally Report

In early August, 48° North put on a new cruising rally, which was sponsored by Ullman Sails. A terrific group of people enjoyed and a week of tropical weather while we cruised together through the San Juan and Gulf Islands.…

#TBT: Your Ferry Will be Ready Momentarily

From the July 2005 issue of 48° North by Warren Miller “You’re on overload for the three o’clock ferry and the five-twenty has been canceled because the cafeteria ran out of food. The next ferry you can get on won’t be…

#TBT: GUNKHOLING: Shaw Island

Blind Island Marine State Park is a three acre jewel in the middle of the bay’s entrance. From the June 2004 issue of 48° North by Jo Bailey and Carl Nyberg Finding the most beautiful island in the San Juans to cruise to is…

#TBT: A Quick Tour of San Juan Island State Parks

With so many islands, parks, and recreational areas,  from Sucia, to Stuart, to Spencer Spit, the San Juans  are truly a unique and treasured cruising ground. From the April 2008 Issue By Becky Coffield Protected Reid Harbor…

#TBT: Five Days, Four Islands – A brief journal of the unexpected

A shortened schedule fosters a new resolve " Carpe dies omnes quinque." Seize all five days. by Jeff Kelety   Five days, that was it. The news of an abbreviated autumn cruise was utterly depressing. I felt like a kid…