The Unparalleled Beauty of Cruising

Sheer cliffs shot from the water’s edge straight up thousands of feet. Mere boat lengths from their craggy faces, the water depths dropped to 500 then 1,000 feet. Above it all, jagged, snowcapped mountain peaks dangled and broke the clouds to reveal a beautiful blue sky  (published September 2016) We

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Island Time

Exploring British Columbia's Southern Gulf Islands and capital city offers solitude and a lively urban atmosphere  (published August 2015) The strong southerly that had propelled us quickly northward up Trincomali Channel towards Wallace Island was streaming over the treetops when we dropped the hook in narrow Princess Cove. When firmly

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Montague Harbor, Gulf Islands, British Columbia

48° 53’ N, 123° 23’ W  (published March 2014) Sometimes the best anchorages are unexpected ones. The weather had been perfect for our cruise in Desolation Sound, British Columbia, and my husband Seth and I were looking forward to a few more days there. But as we listened to the

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Victoria, British Columbia

48.4222° N, 123.3657° W  (published February 2014) In Coasting, Jonathan Raban makes a distinction between continental people and island people. For most of us, the continental people, the shore is an endpoint, a geographic border past which we do not look for opportunity or inspiration. But for islanders, the shore

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