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

Back to Cape May, and on to the Chesapeake Bay

02 September 2018 | Cape May, New Jersey
George Stonecliffe
Leaving Oyster Bay and Sagamore Hill (the summer home of Teddy Roosevelt), we timed our departure to coincide with the favorable flood tide down the East River through New York City. Retracing our steps gave us pleasure in the memories of our activities in 'the Big Apple'. But in no time at all, we were passing the Stature of Liberty, and heading under the Verazano Narrows Bridge to the New Jersey coastline. Once past the sea chop caused by the Hudson River outflow and the opposing wind, we settled in for a comfortable sail towards Cape May. But soon the wind lessened and we were rescinded to motor-sailing through the night, arriving in Cape May at 1 pm, on Sunday the 2nd. During our trip down the coast, we planned how to use the flood tide the next morning to help us in our approach to the Chesapeake-Delaware Canal, and its favorable transit through to Chesapeake Bay before sunset on Monday the 3rd. In the mean time we are anchored next to the US Coast Guard station in Cape May in 14' of water (at high tide, and a 5' tidal change, leaving us room for our 6.5' draft). Oh, and we set an 'anchor alarm' using our chartplotter and GPS.
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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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