Archive for the 'Cruising' Category

Sep 25 2020

Pumpout Survey

The Washington State Parks Boating Program is helping the Washington Department of Ecology distribute a survey to recreational boaters in Washington. The survey asks for your opinion on messaging and graphics created for boaters about sewage management rules.

Your answers are confidential, and no personally identifying questions are asked. Take the survey by visiting

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Aug 15 2020

Canadian Border Remains Closed

The closure to boaters has been extended another 30 days, again, until Sept 20th.  Unfortunately, this has put a huge strain on the harbors and parks in the San Juans, but I’m sure the businesses appreciate the patronage during these times.

The Canadian small businesses are no doubt suffering, as the American boater is a huge part of their clientele.  Next year when Canada opens up, do your part to help them out…buying fuel, groceries, eating and dining out.

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Jul 31 2020

Anchoring Etiquette

Here is a great article by Andy Cross published in July’s 48°North Magazine

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Jul 14 2020

Canada/US border to remain closed

US and Canadian officials have extended the border closure for an additional 30 days to August 21st.

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Jun 28 2020

Crabbing in Puget Sound

This year, the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife has put some severe restrictions on crabbing in Puget Sound and the San Juan’s.  Area 10 (just off Shilshole) is scheduled to open Sunday July 12. Will be open Sundays and Mondays only through Labor Day September 7.  Be sure to check their site for opening dates, days of the week, closures, etc.

a couple reminders..

  • you need a license and catch record card-available at Fred Meyer or West Marine
  • please keep only legal crab
  • your contact info needs to be on your pots
  • pots need to be out of the water on days closed

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