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

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: 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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