Tag Archives: http://www.debgarland.com

Double Island – Exploring the Central San Juan Islands (Part 2)

Slipping through Pole Pass on the way to Deer Harbor from Double Island in a sea kayak or an inflatable dinghy with a small outboard is easy, but it requires planning. The tight bottleneck channel can become a virtual boat parade route in the summer. The safest approach … Continue reading

Posted in Double Island, San Juan Islands | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Double Island – Exploring the Central San Juan Islands (Part 1)

Word of mouth is a good thing, right? A fellow sailor told us of a pretty anchorage between Double Island and Orcas Island, so we planned our first visit. The nautical chart aboard our sailboat shows two adjacent islands connecting at … Continue reading

Posted in Double Island, San Juan Islands | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Doe Island – A Gem for Sea Kayakers

My father introduced my husband and I to sea kayaking while we were living aboard our sailboat in Everett Marina. We met at nearby Silver Lake to try out his Easy Rider kayak, bringing our sailing dinghy along for fun. … Continue reading

Posted in Doe Island, San Juan Islands | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

English Soft-boiled Eggs – An Easy Recipe

My English husband’s favorite breakfast consists of two soft-boiled eggs with slices of buttered toast on a warm plate. Adding crispy slices of bacon or sausages round out this savory British breakfast. Egg cups and egg cozies to keep the … Continue reading

Posted in English recipes, English Soft-boiled Eggs - An Easy Recipe, Stitches Thru Time Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Satellite Island – Camp Orkila’s Outpost

Stuart Island is a favorite destination of ours with its marine state park, one room schoolhouse, and Turn Point Light Station where visitors often see pods of Orca whales. Two sheltered harbors give boaters safe anchorage, but we prefer Reid … Continue reading

Posted in San Juan Islands, Satellite Island | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GRW’s 2016 Unpublished Maggie Award for Excellence in Inspirational Romance Finalist

 Maggie Finalist I’m excited to be a finalist in the Georgia Romance Writers’ 2016 Maggie Award for Excellence contest for unpublished manuscripts in the Inspirational Romance category. Thank you to my special friends and critique partners, Mary Hamilton and Peggy Wirgau, for sifting through … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Unpublished Maggie Award for Excellence in Inspirational Romance, Awards, Georgia Romance Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sentinel Island – The Last Island Homestead

We motored our sailboat northwest toward the narrow channel between Sentinel and Spieden islands, hoping to spot a few of the exotic animals grazing on the golden grass of the latter island before sunset. Suddenly, we realized we were losing power and our … Continue reading

Posted in San Juan Islands, Sentinel Island | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kouign Amann – A French Pastry

Pinch me! Am I in the middle of Paris? One taste of a delicious, buttery, flaky Kouign Amann at the Breadfarm Bakery in Bow Valley, Washington, convinced me I needed to find a recipe for this French pastry. The origin … Continue reading

Posted in French recipes, Kouign Amann, Recipes, Stitches Thru Time Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Turn Island – A Washington State Marine Park

Boat camping in the San Juan Islands is a lot of fun! Toss a tent, sleeping bag, and cooking gear ashore and sleep under the stars beside the sea. Sound idyllic? It is—especially after sailing, paddling, or kayaking to your … Continue reading

Posted in San Juan Islands, Turn Island | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sailing by Washington State’s Cactus Islands

Moisture sweeps in from the Pacific Ocean, tumbling down as rain or snow on the western slopes of the Olympic Mountains on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Heavy clouds spill 12 to 14 feet of rain each year in the Hoh Rain … Continue reading

Posted in Cactus Islands, San Juan Islands | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments