North American Tour 2017-2019

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

19 April 2018 | W. Caribbean
17 April 2018 | Grand Cayman, W. Caribbean
16 April 2018 | Grand Cayman, W. Caribbean
09 April 2018 | Grand Cayman, W. Caribbean
09 April 2018 | Grand Cayman, W. Caribbean
09 April 2018 | Approaching Grand Cayman, W. Caribbea n
07 April 2018 | Between Isla Providentia and Grand Cayman, W. Caribbea n
02 April 2018 | Southwest Caribbea n
31 March 2018 | Panama Canal
27 March 2018 | Panama Canal
25 March 2018 | Panama Canal
24 March 2018 | La Playita Marina, Panama
21 March 2018 | La Playita Marina, Panama
20 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
16 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
15 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
13 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
12 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
10 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
09 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama

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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