North American Tour 2017-2019

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

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
21 November 2017 | Puerto Vallarta, Mx

Cliff Divers in Acapulco

29 December 2017 | Acapulco, Mexico
George Stonecliffe
Thursday night we went to the Hotel Mirador to see the Cliff Divers of Acapulco. After a wonderful dinner of Mahi Mahi, we had front row seats of the sunset at 6:15pm and then the diving at 7:30pm. There were about ten divers who all took one dive. Their ages were 15-20 years! The initial two divers leapt from less than half way up the cliff side. Most dove from 3/4s up the cliff side. And one dove from the top of the cliff...my guess...at least 100 feet, maybe more. Some did a clean swan dive, some flipped and went in feet first, some did jack knife dives,and the one from the top did a simple swan dive!! The anticipation leading up to each dive is nerve-wracking. But there is music. There are bright lights shining at the cliff and the water below. There were at least 6 good size motor yachts outside the cleft in the rock, so they could see the action too. Probably as many as 1000 people watching this performance. Inside the Hotel are walls covered with photos and with the signatures of celebrities that have come to see the show. My favorite was Roy Rogers and Trigger (his horse)!
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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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