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

Yorktown Battlefield Tour

18 July 2018 | Yorktown, Virginia
George Stonecliffe
Today we took a taxi over the bridge from Gloucester Point to Yorktown to see the Battlefield where Cornwallis surrendered 8000 British soldiers (a third of the British army in the Colonies) leading to the end of the Revolutionary War. What impressed me the most was the substantial part the French army under Lafayette and French navy under de Grasse played in the victory at Yorktown. The French navy destroyed many of the British ships , trying to cross the blockade,causing the other ships to return to New York, leaving Cornwallis without ships and 5000 reinforcements. Lafayette (5000 French) joined Washington's forces marching a total army of 17,000 French and Americans from New York City ultimately to Yorktown. Along with the French strategy recommendations, Washington trapped Cornwallis on a peninsula of land, and with the help of Mother Nature's thunderstorms thwarting an escape by small boats, caused the surrender of Cornwallis's army. It was apparent that without the help of the French under the authorization of King Louis XVI, the Colonies might not have won this decisive victory. The Star Spangled Banner refers to "rockets' red glare"; this was caused by mortar fire like the one in the attached photo.
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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: 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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