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

Day Sail Heading North

20 May 2018 | Key Largo, Florida
George Stonecliffe
Leaving Marathon, we headed towards an island off of Key Largo called Key Rodriguez. The difficulty with this anchorage is that is too shallow at 5-8' deep. But with a 3' tide, there seems to be shoaling in the area. Needing 6.5 feet depth for our keel, we edged out away from the protection of the island, and anchored in 8.5' which at low tide was 6.7'. But this was in open roadstead, meaning without any protected anchorage, we were at the mercy of the waves being knocked down by the Hawk Channel Reef. Hopefully there will be minimal weather overnight. At least we will have sufficient depth for our overnight stay. Tomorrow the weather will be drier, and we will take our run in the Gulf Stream to Cape Canaveral, 200 miles northward.
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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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