Back in the Pacific Northwest 2020

While waiting out the Corona Virus 19, we are back home in Portland, Oregon. We have just finished (March 2020) repainting and servicing boat systems after our two-year, 15,000 mile tour of North America.

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
10 April 2019 | La Playita Marina, Panama
04 April 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
27 March 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama

Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC

09 September 2018 | Baltimore, Maryland
George Stonecliffe
As we wait for Hurricane Florence (a week away), we spent an afternoon in Washington DC at the American History Museum and the Museum of Natural History. The East Coast is rich with museums and historical sites. Truly the Star-Spangled Banner Flag that flew over Fort McHenry on September 14, 1814 was the highlight for me at the American History Museum. They didn't allow photos. The flag had stars that were 20" from point to point. The stripes were 24' wide. The flag was about 32'x42'. It had 15 stars and 15 stripes. About four feet were cut off the edge away from the flagpole, and used as souvenirs. One star was cut out for a souvenir as well. This was called the 'Garrison Flag' to be flown over the fort particularly when the British were bombing it. Secondly we spent two hours roaming the exhibits at the Natural History Museum. Who can resist a photo of the jaws of the Mega-Shark?! But what I was surprised to learn was that the Neanderthal Man lived at the same time as other homo sapiens. I thought they were a link in the evolution, but they were more a side track while homo sapiens were living. Huh.
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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
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The last six months (Sept 2019 to March 2020) have been in the Schooner Creek Boatworks facility, repairing fiberglass, repainting, servicing electronics, AC electrical, and updating boat features. It's good to be free now, just waiting for the Corona Virus 19 pandemic to subside. [...]
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