North American Tour 2017-2019

From Portland, OR through Panama Canal to East Coast of USA and back via Caribbean, Panama Canal, Golfito to Victoria, BC and home

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
10 April 2019 | La Playita Marina, Panama
04 April 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
27 March 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
26 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage
24 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage

Renting Bicycles

25 August 2018 | Block Island, Rhode Island
George Stonecliffe
When coming to a new port, in this case Block Island, renting bikes gives us an opportunity to see the area at our own pace, find groceries and barbers, stop at farmer's markets, check out the local Audubon Bird Store and bird sites, and get some much needed exercise. After riding our dinghy ashore to 'New Harbor', we rented our bikes. Then we headed to the nearest hardware store, looking for a short list of items that we needed for 'Julia Max'. The next stop was the main town, called 'Old Harbor'. Half of all humanity was disembarking off ferries from the mainland, or walking on the sidewalks from boutique store to boutique store. I've never seen so many different T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, ball caps. Occasionally there were some fine clothing shops to attract a range of buyers. Lunch was a lobster roll for George, and chowder for Sue. Walking around the small harbor, there were four rafts of about eight boats side by side. No way could one boat leave before a half a dozen other boats moved. They had to be in a silent pact to all leave together. The remainder of the day was spent biking out to the North Head Lighthouse, enjoying the countryside, and returning ultimately to our dinghy.
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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: Float Plan: July 1, 2017 Leave Portland, OR; head south along US West Coast; leave San Diego 10/29/17 with Baja Ha-ha Rally; go through Panama Canal 3/2018; Florida 6/2018; NYC and Rhode Island 7/2018; Chesapeake Bay 9/2018; Caribbean 12/2018; Panama Canal 3/2019; home 6/2019
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