Exploring Hood Canal

Hood Canal is a body of water that forms part of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. It is about 50 miles long and a couple of miles wide in places. It separates the Kitsap Peninsula and the Olympic Peninsula. During the very short shrimping season, Hood Canal is swarming with small fishing boats. The... Continue Reading →

Victoria, Tod Inlet, and more

We have wanted to go to Victoria, BC for awhile. In fact, we tried to go two years ago as part of the Desolation Sound trip but the weather kept us away with constant high wind warnings. Maybe it's the geography there, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and sitting on the northern... Continue Reading →

Blakely Harbor Park, Bainbridge Island

It was a gorgeous spring day to take a boat trip. One of our go-to spots for a day trip is Blakely Harbor on Bainbridge Island. We left our home marina just before lunch. The weather was awesome.   While we have anchored in Blakely Harbor many times, we have never gone ashore to explore... Continue Reading →

Birthdays in Port Ludlow

Our friends Samantha (Sam) and David have birthdays about a week apart. Sam's was last week and David's is this weekend so we invited them to go on a boat trip to celebrate! We left Saturday afternoon and three and a half hours later were docked at Port Ludlow. Port Ludlow is 27 miles north... Continue Reading →

Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor is both a bay on Puget Sound and a town on its shore.  It is located 21 miles south of Seattle and is a popular place for recreational boaters to visit. Not only is it a quick 3 hour boat trip, but there are several good marinas, restaurants, and parks within walking distance... Continue Reading →

Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

In 1942, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, FDR issued Executive Order 9066 giving authorities the right to remove and confine potentially dangerous or suspicious individuals, including American citizens, from military areas.  Anyone who violated the order was subject to imprisonment and fines.  They almost immediately decided it was necessary to remove Japanese Americans from... Continue Reading →

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