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…

Choose Your Winter Cruising Adventure

This is the third in Andy Cross's excellent series about winter cruising destinations around the Puget Sound region. If you missed the others, be sure to check them out: Winter Anchorages of Puget Sound and Holiday Splendor…

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.…

Winter Anchorages of Puget Sound

With fall firmly upon us and winter peeking around the corner, two things are bound to happen in the coming months in the Salish Sea: low pressure systems will sweep in off the Pacific Ocean bringing strong southerlies, and…

Winter hidey-holes of the Salish Sea | Chuckanut Bay

We're still firmly entrenched in winter, but signs of spring have recently been popping up ever so slightly around the Salish Sea. The new season isn't here yet, of course, and strong southerlies and brisk northerlies are…

TBT#: Winter Cruising

From the February 2008 issue of 48° North by Migael Scherer Most pleasure boats spend a third of the year idle at the dock, neglected orphans from January through March. It doesn’t have to be this way. Sure, the days are…

TBT#: Joys of Winter Cruising

From the February 1987 issue of 48° North by Frances Barkan At this time of the year, we're just waiting for spring. The days are getting longer, but it's still chilly and rain falls almost continuously. Sailing seems out…

Winter hidey-holes of the Salish Sea | Portland Island

With winter now firmly upon us, two things are bound to happen in the coming months in the Salish Sea: low pressure systems will sweep in off the Pacific Ocean bringing strong southerlies, and brisk northerlies will push…