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 Calm After the Storm

01 March 2018 | Islas Perlas, Panama
George Stonecliffe
It was so nice to have an easy day after working hard the day before. Coming around Punta Mala, and having a hard day and night of sailing, we arrived at the Isla San Jose in Las Perlas Islands at 4:00am, just 35 miles from Panama City and the Canal. After 4-5 hours of sleep, we squared away the boat after the heavy weather and effort. Then we motored 25 miles through the Las Perlas Islands in flat calm, and with a current with us. The islands reminded us of the San Juan Islands with the many anchorages, and scenic surroundings to be taken at our leisure. Did I mention how well Sue did sailiing Julia Max on her 3-hour watch last night?! She made some adjustmenst to the sail positions, and increased the boat speed by 1.5 knots, as well as worked with the boat direction getting us much closer to our destination. I need to sleep more often, and let her do the sailing!
Oh, while sailing, we were visited by a rock dove (pigeon, not a passenger pigeon). He took a hand out of bread before leaving. ...Messy eater!
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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