North American Tour 2017-2019

From Portland, OR through Panama Canal to East Coast of USA and back via Caribbean, Panama Canal, and Hawaii

20 January 2018 | Off Guatemala
08 January 2018 | Chiapas, Mexico
08 January 2018 | Chiapas, Mexico
03 January 2018 | Huatulco, Mexico
01 January 2018 | Huatulco, Mexico
31 December 2017 | On the way to Huatulco, Mexico
31 December 2017 | On the way to Huatulco, Mexico
29 December 2017 | Acapulco, Mexico
28 December 2017 | Acapulco, Mexico
26 December 2017 | On the way to Acapulco, Mexico
25 December 2017 | Zihuatanejo, Mexico
19 December 2017 | Zihuatanejo, Mexico
19 December 2017 | Zihuatenejo, Mexico
12 December 2017 | Barra de Navidad, Mexico
11 December 2017 | Tenacatita Bay, Mexico
09 December 2017 | Tenacatita Bay, Mexico
08 December 2017 | Careyes, Mexico
07 December 2017 | Chemela, Mexico
05 December 2017 | Punta de Mita, Mexico
01 December 2017 | Puerto Vallarta, Mx

Breaking Away from Puerto Vallarta

05 December 2017 | Punta de Mita, Mexico
George Stonecliffe
Life is good in Paradise Village! The Yacht Club, Restaurants, swimming pools, sandy beach, Starbucks, ice cream, provisioning at Wallmart and Sam's Club, marine chandeliers like Zaragosa's, biking to Bucerias, scuba diving to Los Arcos, and the list goes on. But this morning we checked out with the Port Captain as required in Mexico. Then we motored to La Cruz, a nearby marina that has a fuel dock for filling up our diesel tanks (72 gallons). Then we sailed to Punta de Mita to anchor for the night. The wind increased as the afternoon continued, and we enjoyed a Close Reach doing 6+ knots in the second half of the sail. We anchored in 25' of water with a comfortable 10 knot breeze to keep us cool in the afternoon 82F temperatures. It finally feels like we are out on our own, and ready for heading south towards the Panama Canal. This evening we are listening to Sirius Radio, and a light jazz station (Water Colors) that includes some holiday music in their mix. So we hope you are enjoying your Christmas holiday season. Cheers!
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Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Float Plan: July 1, 2017 Leave Portland, OR; head south along US West Coast; leave San Diego 10/29/17 with Baja Ha-ha Rally; go through Panama Canal 3/2018; Florida 6/2018; NYC and Rhode Island 7/2018; Chesapeake Bay 9/2018; Caribbean 11/2018; Panama Canal 3/2019; Hawaii 7/2019; home 10/2019
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