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

Finally at Pez Vela Marina

11 February 2018 | Quepos, Costa Rica
George Stonecliffe
Sometimes you hear about a marina that you look forward to seeing. But when you arrive, various aspects of the marina are not what you expected. For one, the WiFi is weak, making it difficult for communication over the Internet, and with the new program 'What's App Messenger' that helps in messaging, texting, e-mailing with family and friends. Secondly, this marina has the most surge that we have ever experienced in our travels. But the marina has fuel, potable water at the dock, electricity, trash bins, laundry service, a shipyard for repairs (which we do not need), several restaurants, hair salon, a famous National Park nearby, rental cars, and security keeping our boat safe while we are gone on inland tours. The marina's focus is on charter fishing, and transients (cruising boats) seldom drop in. The rate is steep. We'll stay the week we planned for because we will be on our tours four of the seven days. But then we will happily move on.
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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