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

Preparing for our Panama Canal Transit on March 25

21 March 2018 | La Playita Marina, Panama
George Stonecliffe
Arriving back in La Playita Marina, we were preparing for our Canal Transit. First, we discarded our trash; then Sue did the laundry!; we plugged into 110V electricity; turned on the portable air conditioner; took on potable water; washed down the boat; and hired two men to wash the bottom of the boat, removing barnacles, plant growth, polishing the propeller for speed, and changing the shaft collar zinc. Today, I got a haircut! We picked up some provisions, went to the local chandlery for boat supplies, and stopped at a coffee shop! Tomorrow we top off our fuel for the Canal Transit. And the pace will continue towards Sunday, and the Transit! A couple days ago we noticed the engine water temperature was higher than normal. I cleaned the raw water intake basket that was 40% blocked, cleaned the raw water strainer, and replaced the impeller in the raw water pump. Hopefully we will be good to go!
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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