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

Night Passge to Acapulco

26 December 2017 | On the way to Acapulco, Mexico
George Stonecliffe
We have a total of 110 miles from Zihuatanejo to Acapulco. So we figured on a night passage. Light winds had us motoring, which was good for charging the batteries. Today we saw a large humpback whale, and later a dozen Pacific spotted dolphins playing in our bow wake. We also saw blue-footed boobies, brown-footed boobies, and red-billed tropic birds (they have a long white tail like a pennant). Tonight the winds are still light, 7-8 knots apparent. Although our speed is barely over 3 knots, we have a current with us, so our speed over the ground is 3.7. We have 55 miles left to go, and at this rate, we should be their sometime after breakfast. We intend to stay at the Yacht Club if possible for a few days before moving south. The half moon is bright, so that the stars are not as visible. But we still can identify some of the brighter constellations. There are a few puffy clouds obscuring our view now and then. But overall it is a pleasant evening with a temperature of 82F.
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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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