Back in the Pacific Northwest 2020

While waiting out the Corona Virus 19, we are back home in Portland, Oregon. We have just finished (March 2020) repainting and servicing boat systems after our two-year, 15,000 mile tour of North America.

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
10 April 2019 | La Playita Marina, Panama
04 April 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
27 March 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, 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
The last six months (Sept 2019 to March 2020) have been in the Schooner Creek Boatworks facility, repairing fiberglass, repainting, servicing electronics, AC electrical, and updating boat features. It's good to be free now, just waiting for the Corona Virus 19 pandemic to subside. [...]
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