Just found an interesting article in the current issue of Island Tides newspaper, quoted on the website for Elizabeth May, the MP for Saanich and the Islands riding. Heck, May's article is not the only piece of interest in this paper! Click here for their online version of the current issue March 6-19 2014 of Island Tides, with thoughtful articles, thoughtful letters to the editor, and local events of interest.
I recommend that you check in again from time to time, to see what's happening in these islands and in this excellent local newspaper. Doesn't matter whether the Salish Sea is your homewaters or you're just wishing you were here with your own boat.