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

Mayan Country

28 April 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mexico
George Stonecliffe
Leaving 'Julia Max' in Puerto Isla Mujeres, we took ferry/bus/taxi to Valladolid and Rio LaGartos. The first day we went to Chichen Itza, probably the most famous Mayan ruin. A temple that has been beautifully reconstructed, along with associated buildings, ball court, market and grounds. Our guide, Antonio, a Mayan himself, spoke very good English. Certainly proud of his heritage, I thought it was interesting he is taking math and astronomy classes from the university in Mexico City. We were intrigued that he had practiced and played on the Mayan ball court at one point during his youth. Gruesome game, however. Another day we took a bus to Coba, another Mayan temple. We rented bikes which saved alot of walking on broad dirt roads. Sue climbed the main temple at this ruin, doing a masterful job, but her legs soon remembered the effort she had made! We took in a Cenote, one of many fresh water deep pools in a large limestone room minus a roof. It was cool, fresh water with a rope swing. Obviously the Mayans enjoyed these for the last 2000 years. On our last day we went to a nature reserve on the north Yucatan coast to see the flamingos!!!! and also take in two birding tours.
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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