North American Tour 2017-2019

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

21 April 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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

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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