Thanks for visiting our blog about boating in our Island Gypsy trawler, Phoenix!
Our boating adventures span the past 40 years. From our home base in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve cruised on four boats: three sailboats and our current powerboat, and we have voyaged across the Pacific to Hawaii and back, and sailed the West Coast from Alaska to Mexico. We have explored bays and anchorages throughout the inland waterways of Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, the Canadian Gulf Islands, B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, Desolation Sound, and further north along the Inside Passage to Alaska.
We started publishing a boating blog in 2011, to share our trip from Anacortes, Washington, to the Broughton Archipelago in British Columbia.
In 2012, commitments in the Seattle area kept us from taking a long trip, but we decided to continue our blog to share our boating adventures at the dock as well as on some shorter distance cruises in the Washington San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands.
In 2013, life also restricted the time we had available for cruising, but we did find a few weeks in June to cruise to Desolation Sound and beyond to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary at Dent Island Lodge.
We plan to continue our blog in 2014 to share more boating adventures from our cruises and at the dock.