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

US Navy Officer Candidate School, 1970

10 August 2018 | Pt. Judith, Rhode Island
George Stonecliffe
As we motored and sailed from Westbrook, CT to Pt Judith, RI, just a couple hours from Newport, I reminisced about the start of my naval career. Newport in winter is brutal. The winds off the ocean were strong and biting, blowing a gale at our wool blues, lashing at us between classes when we had to change buildings, go to the mess hall, or back to the dorm. Of course, doing PT in the cold was brutal too. At least our swimming was indoors. Yesterday, I Googled the OCS program, and was able to learn about the 12 week program through their website which was non- existent in 1970. I remember lifting telephone poles with a dozen guys to practice teamwork; waxing the dorm floors with neutral shoe polish to remove black scuff marks; having good food in the mess hall; practicing commanding a yard craft (40' power boat); marching on the parade grounds before receiving shore leave for the weekend; and having David Eisenhower in our battalion, his wife Julie Nixon, and President Richard Nixon as our graduation speaker!!
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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