Photo: Cruising sailboats tied to a dock below the Nootka Light in Friendly Cove. This photo appeared with my article.
Just in time for the 2017 Seattle Boat Show, Northwest Yachting published an article I wrote, "West Side Story" (I did not choose the title), about the west coast of Vancouver Island.
For those who enjoyed reading my book Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island's West Coast
and are inspired to sail to windward themselves, the article provides some basic practical advice. Read about the West Coast's challenges -- wind, seas, fog and rocks -- and how to prepare yourself and your boat to meet them.
The February Issue, in which the article appeared, is still available (for a few more days only) at marinas and marine supply stores. And if you can't find a hard copy, you can always find it on line at http://www.nwyachting.com/issues/
While you're at it, check out the picture of our cat Jack on page 97 of the same issue. He was NW Yachting's Pet of the Month for February.
Jack Contemplating Fame