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

Leaving Mexico

20 January 2018 | Off Guatemala
George Stonecliffe
Today we left Mexico in our wake after entering back on October 31st, eleven weeks ago. Our stay in Marina Chiapas was a good one. We hauled out 'Julia Max' to pressure wash the hull, remove barnacles, sand corroded areas, paint those areas especially around the rudder, the wind vane, the water line, down about 3' on the hull, and apply new zincs on the rudder hinges, Max Prop cone, and refrigerator water cooler. It was great to clean up the Max Prop as well, so all is ready for the next section of the trip into Central America. The excursion with Luis included the Izapa Mayan ruins, La Parra Chocolateria, a German plantation established by the father of Eva Brown (Hitler's mistress), and a Catholic cathedral that was being painted for a festival in a few weeks. Meeting cruisers that are part of the Panama Posse, sharing BBQs, support for those working on repairs, and getting to know them better has been terrific. Back on the ocean, we have been seeing different pelagic birds, i.e. Masked Boobies, petrols, and some of the old regulars: brown pelicans, brown boobies, etc. A pod of 20 spotted dolphins was special. Sue spotted a Dorado jumping after a smaller fish, again and again and again. What a flash of blue and green!
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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