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

Royal Treatment

12 August 2018 | Newport, Rhode Island
George Stonecliffe
As we motored into Newport, RI, we focused on finding a mooring ball in Old Port Marina waters. The harbor master had us come up to a buoy for Tall Ship #9 which was empty for the three days we were staying! We were in the front row at the middle of downtown Newport along with all the mega yachts and tall sailing ships. We were dwarfed! So the weather is overcast and constantly threatening rain. But our My Radar app shows that we will dodge getting wet.... We quickly went and bought some souvenirs: dish towel, 2 books, Christmas ornament, nautical tie, etc. Had a great dinner ashore. Today we are off sightseeing: The Breakers, the Cliff Walk (3.5 miles), and other places. Particularly, in a book '1421' by Gavin Menzies, there is an 'enigmatic structure' in a city park in Newport that Gavin says was built as a lighthouse by the Chinese in 1421. There are a few other explanations, but what convinces me is that there is an identical structure in existence today in China. It has a second story window (opening) that looks out to sea, and could display light from a fire to guide ships at sea. Gavin's story says one of the Chinese treasure fleet left people there because of shipwrecks and no capacity to carry them further. With the promise to come back and pick them up in the next year, those left behind built this 'lighthouse' so that the rescue fleet could find them. What a romantic idea!
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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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