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Disk Cove, Prince William Sound

Disk Cove (Bing/Google map)
is a sheltered, nearly landlocked cove with mountains all around.

We were out in the dinghy soon after we'd anchore…

Arrived in Prince William Sound

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We arrived last night in Prince
William Sound after seven days at sea. We had a c…

En Route to Prince William Sound

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We are en route to Prince
William Sound, returning at the end of August. Earlier …

Trouble at Teakerne

Teakerne Arm
Marine Park is a popular summer destination in the Desolation Sound area (map).
The main attractions are Cassel Lake and the waterfall draining it that spills over

Poulsbo’s Third of July Independence Celebration

We've never seen so many boats in Liberty
Bay. Easily a thousand vessels filled the anchorage, by some counts two or three
thousand. This was our first time attending Poulsbo's
Th…

Cruising Southeast Alaska: John Hopkins and Reid Inlets

After a day at Margerie
Glacier, we returned down Tarr Inlet to overnight at Reid Inlet. The anchorage
there is close to where Tarr and John Hopkins Inlets join Glacier Bay, and is convenie…

Unusual Puget Sound Anchorages: Tramp Harbor

Tramp
Harbor is an unusual
anchorage on the east side of Vashon Island. The harbor is mentioned in the cruising
guides, but not with a glowing recommendation. The anchorage is o…

Fort Whitman, Skagit Bay

At the turn of the 19th century, the US government built six
forts to protect the Puget Sound and the naval shipyard at Bremerton from water-based
attack. All have since been decommissioned…

For sale: KVH TracVision M5 satellite TV system

KVH
TracVision M5 satellite TV system in excellent condition, used for only one year.
We are installing a TracPhone
V7 and want a similar-sized TracVision dome, so are upgrading to an M7 and need
to sell the M5.┬áContact Jame…

Cruising Southeast Alaska: Margerie Glacier

When we awoke at Russell Island after our
first day in Glacier Bay, AIS showed
the pocket cruise ship Safari
Explorer anchored out of sight at the north end of the island. They left
about 5…