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

At Last, Panama City Check-in

02 March 2018 | Panama City, Panama
George Stonecliffe
It's March 2nd, and we have arrived in Panama City to prepare for our Panama Canal Transit. When we arrived at La Playita Marina, our agent, Tina McBride had arranged for our boat slip. Upon calling the Marina, they immediately told us which slip to occupy. When we were checking in with the Marina Office, Tina's assistant arrived and coordinated getting our papers checked in with Immigration, Customs, and the Port Captain. It's always scary to give someone your passports to process your check-in. But he had them back to us in a few hours. Monday we will get our Cruising Permit allowing us to be in Panama with our boat. Next we get our boat measured for the Canal Transit, and then they will assign a transit date. We will have two crew members from Portland/Seattle, and two local crew members on board to handle the lines. We ordered 8 tires for fenders, 4 on each side of the boat; 4 lines 100' long each. It is easy to be overwhelmed with the operation, and we find we need to take a step back, breath deep, and focus hard on the tasks at hand coming up. More later on all of this! For now, we are enjoying being here. Tonight we bought a SIMM card for our iPhone for the next 30 days so that we can call, message, use What's App Messenger, and have Internet for the next 30 days: $15 for the whole package, including 4 gigabytes of data!
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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