#TBT: MacGyvering at Sea

From the August 2010 issue of 48° North by Heather Lochner It was our first crossing of the season. The Gulf Islands beckoned us. With no wind in sight, we gave our rested engines a much needed workout. For a boat that had…

#TBT: The Kindest Coast

From the May 2005 issue of 48° North by Jeremy Pataky Leaning on the rail of the ferry as it rumbled away from the Tsawassen dock into the Strait of Georgia, I watched the sun rise and spill light across the mountains of…

#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…

#TBT: A Sailor Returns Home to the Sea

From the June 2009 issue of 48° North by Lance Ekhart A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu, 570-490 BC I felt all dressed up with nowhere to go. I planned to leave two days earlier but…

#TBT: A Prayer for Safe Docking

From the December 2004 issue of 48° North by John Vigor "The shore has perils unknown to the deep." – George Iles, Jottings Docking a boat is the equivalent of landing a Boeing 747, except that docking a boat is much…

#TBT: ASTA Tall Ships Challenge

From the September 2002 issue of 48° North by Peter Mikkalsen On a hot Thursday afternoon in August, curious onlookers lined the shores or took to their own boats to see the fleet of vintage ships sailing through central…

#TBT: A Father's Lessons

From the October 2004 issue of 48° North by Sarah Mitchelson My dad is a blustery British sailor who is always reminding me to think before I speak. To define our relationship would be impossible. The reason for this is…

#TBT: Aliens Have Moved Aboard Our Boat

From the September 2005 issue of 48° North by Larry Eifert While we were gone for a month, transients moved aboard our boat. No kidding! And we’re not talking just about an overnight party, but a flighty couple looking for…

#TBT: Keeping Your Marriage Afloat

From the March 2008 issue of 48° North by Becky Coffield "I now pronounce you Man and Wife... and Boat." Two things people should know: Gentlemen, don’t try to come between a woman and her horse. You’re always going to be…

#TBT: Do You Speak My Language?

From the March 2006 issue of 48° North by Diana Jessie It was an unusual occurrence when 35 would-be cruisers gathered in a west coast yacht club to tackle a subject not listed in many cruising books: Spanish. If you lived…