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

Leaving Marathon

19 May 2018 | Marathon, Florida in the Keys
George Stonecliffe
Tide is becoming an issue. We saw 3' tides at the dock, setting us on the bottom mud in 5' of water, and giving us 7.5' an hour before high tide for us to leave the fixed dock. 'Julia Max' has a 6.5' draft, not as deep as some, but definitely deeper than most in these parts. We refueled at the Marina's fuel dock, and headed out the channel in depths that were 6.3 to 10' in the entrance channel. We wanted to be outside at anchor, so we wouldn't have to wait for high tide at mid-day, and lose alot of travel time in daylight. So we are at anchor in 10' of water with 90' of chain rode deployed to keep us in place in the 20 knot winds. Tomorrow the weather moderates for a few days. So we will be on the move north to Cape Canaveral by Tuesday.
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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!
Julia Max's Photos - Main
Cruising through BC , Alaska, and home
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