Rich Passage

1. Carrier Row

On the south end of Bainbridge Island there’s a waterway that cuts in from the wider Puget Sound and branches off to Bremerton and up into Poulsbo. It’s a lot of water going through a tight spot and the currents can be considerable. Of course, with the Hyas yiem, even a mild current running against … Continue reading



Had a breeze of 5-10 knots on the tail all day. So, even though current didn’t do a whole lot for me after I got past Point Defiance, I still made pretty good time. It was a day of rain, one squall following another for the whole time I was on the water. So, the … Continue reading

Catching the tide


Spring weather is one big environmental identity crisis. One day can be warm and pleasant and the next might feel like January: cold, wet and dishrag gray. Last weekend, at the start of the expedition, the weather was sunny and postcard blue but today is another matter entirely. I’ll be leaving from Salmon Beach in … Continue reading


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