Jones Island State Park – Cruiser’s Review September & October 2019

We visited Jones Island State Park in the San Juan Islands twice in the Fall of 2019. First for a night in September, and then we visited again for a short day trip in October. Jones Island is really cool for several reasons. The entire island is a protected marine state park, you can only … Continue reading Jones Island State Park – Cruiser’s Review September & October 2019

Sucia Island State Park: Shallow Bay & Fox Cove – Cruiser’s Review September 2019

In September 2019, we got to take a week's vacation and visit some of the more remote islands in the San Juans in Northern Puget Sound. We enjoyed a fantastic sail from Stuart Island to Sucia Island and picked up a mooring ball for the night in Shallow Bay. Ultimately, we spent 2 nights at … Continue reading Sucia Island State Park: Shallow Bay & Fox Cove – Cruiser’s Review September 2019

Deer Harbor, Orcas Island – Cruiser’s Review September & October 2019

Now that we're all settled in for the winter, I am hoping to get caught up on our marina and anchorage reviews from all the places we visited this past summer and fall. Deer Harbor, Orcas Island in the San Juans We visited Deer Harbor in the San Juans twice this past fall. This sheltered … Continue reading Deer Harbor, Orcas Island – Cruiser’s Review September & October 2019

Swantown Marina in Olympia WA- Cruiser’s Review June, July, August 2019

Swantown Marina in Olympia has sort of become our home away from home. We spent a week there at the end of June and then ended up spending nearly 3 weeks there from the end of July on into August. Swantown is a very nice marina and, in fact, is/was our number one choice for … Continue reading Swantown Marina in Olympia WA- Cruiser’s Review June, July, August 2019

Oro Bay at Anderson Island in Washington- Cruiser’s Review June 2019

We spent a weekend anchored in Oro Bay on Anderson Island in the south sound in June 2019. The inner part of Oro Bay is very well sheltered and offers good holding for anchorage. I guess this inner bay is also known as Vega Bay. The channel to get into the inner bay (Vega Bay) … Continue reading Oro Bay at Anderson Island in Washington- Cruiser’s Review June 2019

Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend- Cruiser’s Review May 2019

After our ocean passage from Astoria and our previous home on the Columbia River, our first port of call was Port Townsend. We stopped and stayed for two nights at Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We arrived at 8pm on a Monday evening. We had failed to secure … Continue reading Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend- Cruiser’s Review May 2019

Port of Astoria West Basin Marina in Astoria, OR- Cruiser’s Review May 2019

I'm going to do a quick cruiser's review on a few of the places we've visited in the past couple months but am behind on for posting about. First up: Astoria's West Basin Marina. This marina is a bit tricky to enter, or at least it can be, due to the current outflow from the … Continue reading Port of Astoria West Basin Marina in Astoria, OR- Cruiser’s Review May 2019