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

'Preserve The Sound'

06 August 2018 | Old Saybrook, Connecticut
George Stonecliffe
A car license plate near a burger lunch spot said 'Connecticut: Preserve The Sound'. After a double take, I realized the whole Connecticut coastline was on Long Island Sound! All of their marine activities commercial and recreational were dependent on a healthy 'Sound'. On our charts there are constant note reminders that there is no allowed sewage discharge from boats. What this means to us, is that we have to pump-out our two sewage tanks in marinas along the way. If at anchor, we cannot discharge our sewage. Normally if we are over 3 miles offshore, we can macerate and pump out our tanks. Since entering the East Coast in the Florida Keys, and through the Intercoastal Waterway, all the way to Connecticut, we have been able to pump-out our tanks, usually at a fuel dock. So we're glad to comply! There are 800+ boats at the marina we are staying at. This is a huge number, but multiply that by many more marinas, and you see how sewage could be a real problem.
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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