Circumnavigating Vancouver Island 2023

Back in 2003, we circumnavigated Vancouver Island, capturing wonderful memories. Now in 2023 we hope to re-visit this large island, and create some new memories!

21 August 2022 | Portland, Oregon
19 August 2022 | Tongue Point, Astoria, Oregon
14 August 2022 | Friday Harbor, WA
10 August 2022 | Todd Inlet, BC, Canada
08 August 2022 | Lesqueti Island, BC, Canada
04 August 2022 | Heriot Bay, BC, Canada
03 August 2022 | Octopus Islands, BC, Canada
03 August 2022 | Octopus Islands, BC, Canada
31 July 2022 | Lagoon Cove, BC, Canada
30 July 2022 | Echo Bay, BC, Canada
28 July 2022 | Port McNeill, BC, Canada
22 July 2022 | Oliver Cove, BC, Canada
22 July 2022 | Windy Bay, BC, Canada
19 July 2022 | Hartley Bay, BC, Canada
18 July 2022 | Kumealon Inlet, BC, Canada
17 July 2022 | Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
16 July 2022 | Foggy Bay, Alaska
15 July 2022 | Meyer's Chuck, Alaska
14 July 2022 | Dora Bay, Alaska
13 July 2022 | Ketchikan, Alaska

Back in the US of A

07 May 2018 | Key West, Florida
George Stonecliffe
Quite a bumpy ride through the Yucatan Channel, but then settled into a good sail, and motor-sail in the Florida current. Sometimes seeing 9 knots SOG (speed over the ground), we made Key West in 2-1/2 days arriving at 9pm in the dark. One surprise was the Southwest Channel indicated on the chart with buoys had been cleared of all navigation aids!! So we followed our Navionics chart as if they were all there without any problem. We anchored for the night, then moved into The Key West Bight Marina for three nights. It's a good marina, except for getting on and off 'Julia Max' at the pier, balancing on a 2x6' board at a 30 degree angle! Made an investment at West Marine for boat supplies, picked up some fruit at the local grocery, rode rental bikes around the town of Key West, and did a few boat projects (of course)! Friday, we head northeast to Marathon 50 miles towards Miami. Gee, it's nice to be back in the USA where we can speak English, enjoy the shopping, and relax in the protection of our citizenship. Cheers to all!
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 2023 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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Cruising through BC , Alaska, and home
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