Exploring the Pacific Coast, 2nd Edition contains recently researched information of all the places to tie up or anchor your boat from the Mexican border to Seattle.
Over 500 of the best marinas and anchor sites are detailed with chart numbers, GPS waypoints, entrance and harbor diagrams, as well as specific information on marinas, complete with phone numbers and websites. The entrance bars of the northern coast are detailed with Proven Cruising Routes, numerous aerial photographs and key local knowledge.
Covered in exacting detail are all the boating areas: San Diego to Santa Barbara, every anchor site in the outstanding Channel Islands, the greater SF Bay Area, the lower Columbia River, and the greater Puget Sound. Every gunkhole along the entire Pacific Coast offering temporary or overnight shelter is documented, including attractions in the San Juan Islands and lower British Columbia.
Also included are excerpts from the Coast Pilot, first-hand accounts of Fine Edge research trips on Baidarka and significant contributions by well-known cruising experts Bob and Carolyn Mehaffy, Ann Kinner, Roderick Nash, Kevin Monahan and Michelle and Jerry Gaylord. With the local knowledge in this breakthrough guidebook, the entire Pacific Coast becomes “local boating”. Nearly every boater can now plan coastal day trips or a voyage up the coast to Alaska or down to Mexico..
Table of Contents
1. Southern California Mainland Coast: San Diego Bay to Point Conception
2. The Channel Islands
3. Central California Coast: Point Conception to the Golden Gate
4. San Francisco Bay
5. Northern California: San Francisco Bay to Crescent City
6. Oregon Coast
7. Columbia River to Cape Flattery
8. Strait of Juan de Fuca & Greater Puget Sound
Appendices & References
A. Itineraries?San Diego to Seattle & Victoria
B. ?Dream? Itinerary & Planning Maps for the Inside Passage
C. Mileage Charts
D. Determination of Wind Speed by Sea Conditions
E. Procedures Used in Documenting Local Knowledge
F. New Homeland Security Procedures
G. Border Crossing Issues