Circumnavigating Vancouver Island 2023

Back in 2003, we circumnavigated Vancouver Island, capturing wonderful memories. Now in 2023 we hope to re-visit this large island, and create some new memories!

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

In Port To-Do List

08 January 2018 | Chiapas, Mexico
George Stonecliffe
Yes, it's fresh water washdown for this salty boat. We had taken on alot of spray from waves in the first day, leaving enough salt to spice a year's worth of meals! Fresh water and soap is the cure for salt! Of course we needed to top off the fuel, the drinking water, the propane for cooking, and the laundry. Deitmar introduced us to Luis who had helped them from trips into town for supplies, to taking excursions into the hinterlands, including coffee plantations, cocoa plantations, Mayan ruins and so on (which we hope to enjoy soon). We have also planned to lift Julia Max out of the water long enough to sand and paint a few areas where we had scratched the hull removing some paint below the waterline, and replacing some flaking paint near our SSB radio ground under the waterline. At most this should take two hours to lift, repair/paint, and re-float her in the water. This will be on Friday morning. By the way, Marina Chiapas was hit by a tsunami last September. They have virtually finished repairing all the damage with new docks, electrical, water pipes, etc. Very impressive considering how extensive the damage was. The tsunami was caused by the earthquakes that hit the State of Chiapas, and felt in Mexico City if you recall.
Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: The summer of 2023 will be spent heading north from Portland, OR to British Columbia, Canada; circumnavigating Vancouver Island, visiting Princess Louisa Inlet, and hopefully staying smoke free!
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Cruising through BC , Alaska, and home
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