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

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: 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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