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Old 10-03-2012, 22:45   #16
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Don't miss out on hiking to eagles rest on Cypress Island (in Eagle Harbor). Reid harbor on Stuart is great as well.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:22   #17
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Thank you all, Some great info given here. Now if we can just have a decient summer. Michael..
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:08   #18
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If you come to Anacortes, you can launch at Skyline and park your rig at my place. Then I'll race you to Friday Harbor!
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:30   #19
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Don't miss the nekit mermaids at die bay resort Good anchorage , great little restaurant. And there is the hot tubs
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:41   #20
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Re: San Juan Islands

I have been cruising the San Juans and Sunshine Coast for 4 years now and must have just missed the Naked Mermaids. I agree that a guide is probably in order, as these islands offer so much. I do run guided tours from my boat in Bellingham (as a business). If you get me at the dock I would love to talk to you about whatever your interests are. My boat is down off Dock 5-pm me or look for the blue Valiant.
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Old 11-03-2012, 16:48   #21
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Oops. Doe Bay resort
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Old 11-03-2012, 21:06   #22
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I visited the Doe Bay resort last year for my anniversary. Made use of the tubs and had a great dinner at the restaurant. Hung out on the mooring at night, but it was rolly because it's exposed to the open channel.
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Old 11-03-2012, 22:20   #23
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The top ten places you don't want to visit:

http://www.usps.org/seattle/images/l...To%20Visit.pdf

Actually, I've been to or through most all of these now, but I'd say it's fair advice all 10 are places you shouldn't go on your first visit, unless you consider yourself a great navigator.
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Old 11-03-2012, 22:23   #24
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Don't be surprised if you see a sister ship up there. Keep me posted.
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Old 11-03-2012, 22:27   #25
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Another cruising guides that's well worth the money. You can probably pick up a used copy for less than $15...

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Tager, We will just have to have a little Haida meet in some anchorage for a bbq and drinks. We have some pretty good stories to tell about our trip down to Mexico last summer. When we get a little closer, I'll post it on the Haida forum. We might be able to get 7-8 boats there. Would be fun...Michael..
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lived and sailed there for years
Our favorite was Stewart. Gotta take the hike, visit the "Stewart School Store" which is nothing more than an honor can to leave money after selecting your T-shirts (designed by the handfull of kids living on the island)
Hike to the far western point (It's not that far!) Here, on the cliffs overlooking the main channel ALWAYS saw orcas cruising by below. Actually, you can hear them singing well before spotting one.
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lived and sailed there for years
Our favorite was Stewart. Gotta take the hike, visit the "Stewart School Store" which is nothing more than an honor can to leave money after selecting your T-shirts (designed by the handfull of kids living on the island)
Hike to the far western point (It's not that far!) Here, on the cliffs overlooking the main channel ALWAYS saw orcas cruising by below. Actually, you can hear them singing well before spotting one.
I believe you're talking about Stuart Island, yes?

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Shallow Bay on the west side of Sucia Island. Picture postcard protected bay on an island that must have been designed with boaters in mind. And if you'd like to spend a night or two on terra firma, bring your sleeping bags and a little camping gear along and camp at one of the gorgeous sites.
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Stuart has an excellent protected anchorage and I agree our its worth a visit. If you can launch from Anacortes instead of Everett you can save a day's trip.
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