Semiahmoo Spit: The Kite Capital of the West

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  Even avid boaters enjoy an occasional romp on Terra Firma, and sometimes the simplest pleasure can bring the most joy, especially if you’ve got youngsters to entertain.  That’s why kite flying is such a popular activity at Semiahmoo. The wind, while great for sailors making their home at Semiahmoo Marina, is an outstanding benefit to kite fliers looking for a bit of adventure.  At Semiahmoo, steady breezes from the South or West offer almost constant afternoon energy for those ground-based aviators willing to take to the skies. With silk and bamboo so plentiful, it’s no wonder that the origin … Continue reading →

Smart Navigation: Which Nav App for You?

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Navigation apps have constantly been evolving since their conception, but with so many out there to choose from and new ones appearing all the time, how can we decide which is the right one? Certainly there is a nav app out there which is perfect for you, whether you’re island-hopping in the San Juans or crossing oceans. Here are a few options to consider for Apple and Android: Navionics   (Apple & Android) Navionics is probably the most well-known of all the navigation apps available, and for good reason, its fast, reliable and easy to use software allows you to keep … Continue reading →

Semiahmoo Marina: An Exceptional Value with Incomparable Views

Anyone who’s driven onto Semiahmoo Spit knows it’s a special spot. There are majestic vistas in every direction — Mount Constitution on Orcas Island to the south, Mount Baker to the east, and the Canadian Coastal Range straight north, with the lapping waves of Drayton Harbor on one side, Semiahmoo Bay on the other. Boats moored at Semiahmoo Marina are enveloped by these breathtaking views. Doug Romano has been Semiahmoo Marina’s harbormaster for six years and has kept his boat at the Marina for 13 years. “Our customer is anybody with a boat,” Romano says with a chuckle. For folks who … Continue reading →