Category Archives: Environment

Sailing Cuba’s Caribbean Coast

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Although “vacation” and “pleasure” are not yet authorized reasons for Americans to visit Cuba, it is now possible for U.S. sailors to charter a sailboat and cruise the island’s southern coast. This article in the August 2016 issue of Soundings, describes how, what it’s like, what’s there, and why bareboat chartering in Cuba is not for beginners. A mobile-friendly (one-column) version is also available on the Soundings website.

Also online: A feature on Pire, the legendary “capitan del puerto” at the Cayo Largo marina in Cuba’s first tourist resort island.

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Haida Gwaii

HG.Pg1-2aThe Haida Gwaii archipelago (formerly called the Queen Charlotte Islands),  is located at the northwestern-most corner of Canada’s Pacific Northwest. It is one of the most beautiful, remote, and wild places in the world.

This three-part feature in the March 2015 issue of Soundings shows why, on many different levels, there’s no place on Earth like Haida Gwaii. This article won a certificate of merit award in the Travel and Destinations category of the 2015 annual writing contest by Boating Writers International.

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Video: Haida Gwaii and the Legacy Pole Raising

Video: Outer Shores, visiting Haida Gwaii by schooner

Destination: Tangier Island, VA

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Tangier Island, VA, is one of only two remaining watermen-inhabited islands left in the Chesapeake Bay, and both are doomed by global warming: With its highest point only 4 ft. above sea level (lower then the Maldives), and in an area with the fast relative sea level increase on the U.S. East Coast, inundation models show Tangier permanently submerged within 30 years.

This destination story on Tangier Island and its people appeared in the September 2010 issue of Soundings magazine, online here.

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