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

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: 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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