By Don Douglass & Reanne Hemingway-Douglass
Exploring the Pacific Coast 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.
Don Douglass and Reanne Hemingway-Douglass have tracked more than 170,000 cruising miles over the past 30 years-from South America to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians. They consider Alaskan waters as some of the finest in the world and they spend their summers on their research vessel, Baidarka. Don, who began exploring Northwest waters in 1949 as a youth, has sailed the Inside Passage on everything from a 26-foot pleasure craft and commercial fishing boats to a Coast Guard icebreaker. He holds a BSEE degree from California State University and a Masters in Business Economics from Claremont Graduate University. Don holds honorary membership in the International Association of Cape Horners and, as a founding father of the International Bicycling Association, was elected to the Mountain Biking Hall of Fame. Reanne Hemingway-Douglass holds a BA degree in French from Pomona College. She attended Claremont Graduate University and the University of Grenoble, France. She is the first woman to have bicycled across Tierra del Fuego. Together, the Douglasses have documented over 8,000 anchor sites in their six highly acclaimed guidebooks.
Title: Exploring The Pacific Coast, Second Edition
Author: Don Douglass & Reanne Hemingway-Douglass
Publisher: Fine Edge Nautical & Recreational Publishing
Published: August 15, 2009
Edition: Second Edition
Series: Douglass Guides