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Ganges Harbour, BC to Anacortes, WA


We left Ganges Harbour on Salt Spring Island this morning around 7:30am. Last night's dinner at the Hastings House Bistro with our friends Michael and Nancy was a great time! I'm so glad we were able to stop here and meet up with them before heading home.

The sky was clear and blue and the water was still as we began our cruise back to Anacortes. Ganges Harbour was the first stop on Day 1 of our trip to Alaska with the Waggoner Flotilla in May, so it's cool that we're here for the last night before going back to Anacortes. 



No waterspouts today! 



Oh right, I think I only posted the waterspout thing on facebook. Yesterday when I refreshed the weather forecast, this popped up:

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Our cruise today was beautiful and chill the whole way. We may have missed the high season in the San Juan Islands, but there were still quite a few pleasure boats out for a Monday at the end of September. I'm sure the gorgeous weather today had something to do with that.

Today's route (45 nautical miles):

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(The break in the path is when the iPad crashed. Awwwww.)

We cleared customs this time by phone, thanks to our new I-68 we completed before we left in May. I just called the 800 number, gave some info, answered some questions, got the clearance number, and just like that we were cleared and we scooted into our marina just like we'd never left. Pretty neat!

We had such an amazing trip north, and we're so grateful to have had you guys following along with us. More to come…soon!


  1. Terri Warren Terri Warren

    Very pretty quilt for your boat, Laura.

    • Thanks Terri! We’re really happy with it…Laura does beautiful work!

  2. Kevin McLaughlin Kevin McLaughlin

    Wine bottles at the corners provide exceptional stability to protect valuable goods.

  3. Anne Parker Anne Parker

    The quilt is stunning! Love the streak of orange. I’m thinking the totes would make great Christmas presents… And one for me, of course. Very clever design.

    Re your earlier comment upon returning from your trip about too much stuff and house too big, I just returned from a mere 3 week camping trip and had the same reaction. I do not need all this stuff!! That feeling, and the threat of a hurricane in NC, have spurred me to begin tackling the garage. Well, it’s a start!

    • Hi Anne. We start purging stuff every time we get home from the Airstream or the boat. I kinda wish we’d just pack everything up like we’re moving, then only bring in what we absolutely want/need/love and toss the rest!

      Ugh. The garage. Good luck! 🙂

  4. Tanya Tanya

    Thanks for sharing your Alaska trip. I so enjoyed every single post and photo!

    • Thank YOU Tanya for coming along and enjoying the trip with us! 🙂

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