Cruising the Pacific Northwest 2021

Fully vaccinated, we look forward to getting back into cruising the Pacific Northwest as COVID dies down.

16 June 2021
02 June 2021 | Portland, Oregon
24 March 2020 | Portland, Oregon
29 August 2019 | Astoria, Oregon
10 June 2019 | Friday Harbor, WA
06 June 2019 | Nanaimo, BC, Canada
20 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
19 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
18 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
14 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
10 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
07 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
04 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
02 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
22 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
18 April 2019 | Puerto Armuelles, Panama
16 April 2019 | Isla Coliba, Panama

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: Summer 2021 finds us buddy-boating with Ken and Ruth on sv Misty Blue in the San Juan Islands, WA and Puget Sound. Vaccinated, we are waiting expectantly for COVID to subside, and Canada to open their Border to boaters once again. Cheers to all!
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