North to Alaska 2022

Fully vaccinated, we look forward to getting back into cruising through Canada up to SE Alaska!

21 August 2022 | Portland, Oregon
19 August 2022 | Tongue Point, Astoria, Oregon
14 August 2022 | Friday Harbor, WA
10 August 2022 | Todd Inlet, BC, Canada
08 August 2022 | Lesqueti Island, BC, Canada
04 August 2022 | Heriot Bay, BC, Canada
03 August 2022 | Octopus Islands, BC, Canada
03 August 2022 | Octopus Islands, BC, Canada
31 July 2022 | Lagoon Cove, BC, Canada
30 July 2022 | Echo Bay, BC, Canada
28 July 2022 | Port McNeill, BC, Canada
22 July 2022 | Oliver Cove, BC, Canada
22 July 2022 | Windy Bay, BC, Canada
19 July 2022 | Hartley Bay, BC, Canada
18 July 2022 | Kumealon Inlet, BC, Canada
17 July 2022 | Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
16 July 2022 | Foggy Bay, Alaska
15 July 2022 | Meyer's Chuck, Alaska
14 July 2022 | Dora Bay, Alaska
13 July 2022 | Ketchikan, Alaska

Successful Crossing and Arrival in Puerto Chiapas

08 January 2018 | Chiapas, Mexico
George Stonecliffe
As we entered Puerto Chiapas, we passed a US Coast Guard cutter coming out of port! A wonderful sight for sure. Evidently the USCG has several ships that are assisting the Mexican Navy in reducing drug running. The crossing included 23 knot winds 'on the nose', waves from behind. We motor sailed, we sailed, and then we motor sailed into the first night. Winds were never down to the promised 2 knots. And no one told us about the counter currents that ran from 1-2 knots against us. In the second day things started settling down, but our attention was diverted by 5 commercial fishing boats that ultimately surrounded us. But Sue took charge, turned on the engine, dropped some sails, and sped away before they could net us. The last fourteen hours were motoring with flatter seas, staying close to shore to lessen any current. Finally one hour short of two full days, we pulled into Marina Chiapas to find several of our Panama Posse boats that we had been following. Names like Carinthia, Liquid, Respite, Avant, and Crossroads greeted us with a Potluck dinner the first night. Carinthia in particular was special for us, as we had shared time with them crossing the South Pacific in 2009. Deitmar and Suzanna are special people to be back with. All is good to be across the Tehuantepec, and safe in Chiapas.
Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Fully vaccinated, we are positioning ourselves to head north through Canada to Alaska's amazing Glacier Bay NP and back. Have a wonderful summer. Cheers to all!
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