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

The Admeasurer Cometh

03 March 2018 | Panama City, Panama
George Stonecliffe
The first full day in La Playita Marina was a full one We were washing down the boat with fresh water. Always an 'Ahhhhhh' experience, removing the thick salt spray from sailing in an active sea. A marine specialist dropped by to pick-up a small repair job that we had. The metal sail for our steering wind vane had some metal fatigue that needed some positive reinforcement. So he hopes to finish the repair by Wednesday. Our laundry was picked up, and will be ready on Monday. But most important, our agent had arranged to have our boat measured -- a requirement for passage through the Canal. We are officially 48.67' long with our anchor extension on the bow to our steering wind vane and davits on the stern. Then finalizing the paperwork, the Admeasurer assigned the boat a Boat Identification Number for transiting the Panama Canal. He said that any future transits will use the same Boat ID number. So the process for us coming back through in March 2019 will be that much simpler. Now we are ready to be assigned a Transit Date. Our agent will be letting us know what the date will be soon! The balance of the day was spent with Sue washing our salon seat covers, and my climbing the main mast to clean the main sail track with acetone to remove a sticky film left by old T9 lubricant, as well as aligning one of the spreader lights and using Loctite to keep the light aimed properly.
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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