Circumnavigating Vancouver Island 2024

Back in 2003, we circumnavigated Vancouver Island, capturing wonderful memories. Now in 2024 we hope to re-visit this large island, and create some new memories!

29 May 2024 | Julian Cove, BC
25 May 2024 | Kains Island, BC
25 May 2024 | North Harbour, BC
22 May 2024 | Beaver Harbour, BC
19 May 2024 | Port McNeill, BC
18 May 2024 | Lagoon Cove, BC
17 May 2024 | Lagoon Cove, BC
14 May 2024 | Campbell River, BC
13 May 2024 | Denman Island, BC
12 May 2024 | Nanaimo, BC
11 May 2024 | Nanaimo, BC
10 May 2024 | Nanaimo, BC
08 May 2024 | Nanaimo, BC
06 May 2024 | Prevost Island, BC
05 May 2024 | Sidney Spit, BC
04 May 2024 | Victoria, BC
03 May 2024 | Victoria, BC
01 May 2024 | Astoria, Oregon
21 August 2022 | Portland, Oregon
19 August 2022 | Tongue Point, Astoria, Oregon

Flamingos!!!

28 April 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mexico
George Stonecliffe
We were on a three hour tour in a panga, skimming over shallow waters of an estuary off of the Gulf of Mexico. We saw 35 bird species, but the most elegant and special of all was the flamingo. Talking with our guides, we learned that within the last week over 15,000 nesting pairs of flamingos arrived in the estuary for breeding season. Each pair has one egg! and the chick takes six weeks to fly! One male has many females, but they mate for life. The male is much taller than the female. We observed a whole flock feeding at the same time. Usually they are walking so sedately, but we actually saw some apparently floating in the water. Today we saw so many flamingos that the horizon was solid pink. Picture Sue with a grin from ear to ear!!
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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: The summer of 2024 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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