North American Tour 2017-2019

From Portland, OR through Panama Canal to East Coast of USA and back via Caribbean, Panama Canal, Golfito to Victoria, BC and home

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
26 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage
24 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage

Exploring Ashore and Buying Fish

13 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
George Stonecliffe
We went ashore to check out Rio Cacique, a small river on Isla del Rey, but found it too shallow to be navigable. Exploring the sandy beach, we found two old dugout canoes on shore, one in use with plastic bags plugging holes in the bottom The rustic paddle would have been used for polpulsion A few white ibis, a curlew, and a willet waded along the river bank. A tiger-heron flew up into a tree. At 10:45 we weighed anchor . Soon at a little fishing village, Esmeralda, we purchased two fish after hailing a fisherman. After lunch on board we left for Isla San Jose. Another fisherman roared up to us after rounding the Cape in hopes of selling us another fish. We figured the word got out quickly among the village after George paid $20.00 for our fish. We shared a bottle of water with this enterprising fisherman, and continued on to Isla San Jose.
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Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Float Plan: July 1, 2017 Leave Portland, OR; head south along US West Coast; leave San Diego 10/29/17 with Baja Ha-ha Rally; go through Panama Canal 3/2018; Florida 6/2018; NYC and Rhode Island 7/2018; Chesapeake Bay 9/2018; Caribbean 12/2018; Panama Canal 3/2019; home 6/2019
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