North to Alaska 2022

Fully vaccinated, we look forward to getting back into cruising through Canada up to SE Alaska!

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

Norfolk, Virginia!

15 July 2018 | Norfolk, Virginia
George Stonecliffe
After leaving Charleston, SC, we motor-sailed 110 miles to Cape Fear, NC. Then we traveled through the ICW a total of 310 statute miles from Cape Fear, through Morehead City, Bellhaven, and finally to cross the Virginia state line on the fifth day. The fifth day was a total of 78 miles and a half dozen bridges through narrow canals that went from 11' to 4' with little warning. Staying in the middle was a constant effort for many of the 15 1/2 hours of motoring. Beautiful scenery included the Cypress Swamp, the Maple Swamp, and the quaint hamlet of Coinjock. We saw an alligator in the Alligator River, a few healthy deer, two bald eagles, turtles, a sea turtle in the Chesapeake River entrance, and heard the songs of many local birds. Norfolk is home to a large US Navy fleet of ships. Two aircraft carriers were in port, several LHDs (helicopter platforms), destroyers and frigates, the hospital chip Charity, several dry docks for building and retro-fitting and all the support services ashore. Most of the fleet is in and out of the Mediterranean Sea. Norfolk includes various industries dealing in natural resources, sand and gravel, rock, barge companies that move raw materials on the ocean and in the rivers. After the first hour in Norfolk, it seemed SC and NC were just on holiday. Although tonight we are at anchor, we will be a marina in Yorktown tomorrow for a few days. American History once again.
Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Fully vaccinated, we are positioning ourselves to head north through Canada to Alaska's amazing Glacier Bay NP and back. Have a wonderful summer. Cheers to all!
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Cruising through BC , Alaska, and home
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