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

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
26 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage

Weather Window for Panama to Isla Providentia

31 March 2018 | Panama Canal
George Stonecliffe
Shelter Bay has boats going north (our way), south through the Canal to the Pacific, and many have been here for years. Today we leave for an anchorage area called The Flats inside the breakwater of the northern entrance to Colon. The winds will be dropping from 20 knots down to 10 knots over night. The seas will be dropping slowly from 5-7' to 2-3' as we motor-sail to Isla Providentia 250 miles north. (That's 25% of the way to Florida in a two night transit.) This corner of the Caribbean is known to be rougher. So finding a weather window to move north is a good thing. Sue and I are re-adjusting to being on the boat alone. The last few weeks have been great to have Peter, Bill and Ted on board in preparation for the Transit, and for the actual Transit. Shelter Bay Marina has NO surge, a swimming pool, a good restaurant, paths to walk, a laundry, a small provisioning store, etc. When we return in a year, we will take advantage of some land excursions around the area, such as Gatun Lake, a nearby Fort, and so forth.
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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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