Cruising the Pacific Northwest 2021

Fully vaccinated, we look forward to getting back into cruising the Pacific Northwest as COVID dies down.

16 June 2021
02 June 2021 | Portland, Oregon
24 March 2020 | Portland, Oregon
29 August 2019 | Astoria, Oregon
10 June 2019 | Friday Harbor, WA
06 June 2019 | Nanaimo, BC, Canada
20 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
19 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
18 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
14 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
10 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
07 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
04 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
02 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
22 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
18 April 2019 | Puerto Armuelles, Panama
16 April 2019 | Isla Coliba, 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.
Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Summer 2021 finds us buddy-boating with Ken and Ruth on sv Misty Blue in the San Juan Islands, WA and Puget Sound. Vaccinated, we are waiting expectantly for COVID to subside, and Canada to open their Border to boaters once again. Cheers to all!
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