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

Dodging a Bullet

12 December 2017 | Barra de Navidad, Mexico
George Stonecliffe
It seems that the honey bees have vacated Julia Max. In the morning there was one around the mizzen boom which received a Raid spray. There were no bees visible flying around the mast head or around the boat. At the morning radio net, when we talked about our encounter, Adagio mentioned they had a hundred bees on their boat deck in various stages of dying. One of our readers mentioned that the swarm was waiting for a new hive location to be found, and that they wouldn't have stayed on our boat. But that one is a tough call. We love honey bees in our backyard..., but not on the boat. So we moved four hours away to Barra de Navidad where we will be in the Marina near a pool! 1. Charging batteries 2. Provisioning 3. Laundering 4. Watering: drinkable water, and getting our watermaker running 5. Removing trash 6. Birding 7. Enjoying the town of Barra: French Bakery, masseuse, Internet 8. Maybe even a little varnishing....
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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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