Kayaking: Indulging the Senses in BC’s Broken Island Group

Kayaking in the Broken Islands off the coast of British Columbia is a nature lover’s dream, especially if you like old-growth forests and teeming wildlife….

Service Dog

Tidal Power: Is There Green In Going Green?

Tidal power is coming to the masses soon thanks to pioneering efforts by companies like Puget Sound Tidal Power, AquaEnergy, and Finavera Renewables….

Seals and Terns

If anyone ever asks you to kayak in Sausalito, say yes! You’ll be sure to see lots of wildlife, including not only sea gulls but also harbor seals and royal terns… I am saving it up for a future paddle out to Angel Island…

Whale Watch: Get Scientific on an EarthWatch Expedition

Seattle Magazine, May 2007 By Roddy Scheer When is a vacation more than just a vacation? When you combine it with the opportunity to do some good… Spend a week on a remote island outpost off the wild and woolly coast of British Columbia tracking whales and roasting marshmallows over an open fire? Sign me…

Beach Walk

Tidepooling at Discovery Park in Seattle: Family-Friendly Fun For All Ages…

Hooked on Seattle: Urban Anglers Cast About Town

Seattle Magazine, September 2007 By Roddy Scheer Those of us who haven’t cast a line since our idyllic youths in places far, far away might not realize that Seattle is indeed an urban fisherman’s paradise. Whether your tastes run to salmon and trout or squid and crabs, sportfishing opportunities abound within city limits–and without the…

Passion Fish

Seattle Magazine, Sept 2007 By Roddy Scheer Lummi Islanders Keep Ancient Practice of Reefnet Fishing Alive Perched atop a 21-foot tower on a fishing barge in Legoe Bay off Lummi Island in the San Juans, Riley Starks peers into the water, scouting for incoming schools of wild sockeye salmon. Two deck hands stand on the…

Protected: Shasta Getaway

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Into the Wilds: Slowing Down in the San Juans

If you’re the type who prefers wildlife to people, “slow” food to fast, and bicycling over driving, the San Juan Islands — only 80 miles and a ferry ride away from Seattle — in the northwest corner of Washington state are beckoning……