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

The Costa Rica Paperwork Check-in Cha-cha

25 January 2018 | Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
George Stonecliffe
After a four day crossing from Chiapas, Mexico to del Coco, Costa Rica, we rested/napped/slept at anchor to regain our composure. First two days were delightful, but the last two days were pushing our limit. Close hauled into 25 knot winds, and aggressive 6' seas, had us going at 7+ knots with double reefed jib and main sails, constantly for 12 hour plus nights of hard sailing. So we arrived!
In Costa Rica every time we touch land, we have to tell the area Port Captain in person. Not just checking into the country, and out. So it tends to restrict movement. It was about five hours, including Port Captain, walk ten minutes to Immigration, back to the Port Captain, taxi to the Liberia Airport a half-hour away, and back to the Port Captain...cha-cha-cha! Tomorrow we go to a marina about 30 minutes away.
Oh we got a new Sim Card for our iPhone for one of the Costa Rica phone companies. So communications is back in business!
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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