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

Inland Excursion to Arenal Observatory

31 January 2018 | Northern Costa Rica
George Stonecliffe
While in Costa Rica, we drove a rental car inland to Arenal Observatory. This Lodge overlooks the Arenal Volcano that has been very active from 1968 to 2010, with numerous eruptions of pyroplastic flows and rocky bombs that have landed a kilometer away from the summit crater. The volcano is an extremely steep cone-shaped mountain. The area is called a cloud forest, and at this time of the year has heavy rains several times during the day, and winds that blow up to 30 knots for 30 seconds and are gone for a few minutes. Clouds are passing by at break-neck speed. If we see the sun, it's always a surprise. This area is great for birding, but there are a wide-range of activities including zip-lining, rappelling into canyons, kayaking, white-water rafting, and hiking galore. We are currently staying at some villas called La Mansion in the Lake Arenal area. So far we have identified 94 bird species in Costa Rica. One of our favorites has to be the Collared Aracari!!
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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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