North to Alaska 2022

Fully vaccinated, we look forward to getting back into cruising through Canada up to SE Alaska!

21 August 2022 | Portland, Oregon
19 August 2022 | Tongue Point, Astoria, Oregon
14 August 2022 | Friday Harbor, WA
10 August 2022 | Todd Inlet, BC, Canada
08 August 2022 | Lesqueti Island, BC, Canada
04 August 2022 | Heriot Bay, BC, Canada
03 August 2022 | Octopus Islands, BC, Canada
03 August 2022 | Octopus Islands, BC, Canada
31 July 2022 | Lagoon Cove, BC, Canada
30 July 2022 | Echo Bay, BC, Canada
28 July 2022 | Port McNeill, BC, Canada
22 July 2022 | Oliver Cove, BC, Canada
22 July 2022 | Windy Bay, BC, Canada
19 July 2022 | Hartley Bay, BC, Canada
18 July 2022 | Kumealon Inlet, BC, Canada
17 July 2022 | Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
16 July 2022 | Foggy Bay, Alaska
15 July 2022 | Meyer's Chuck, Alaska
14 July 2022 | Dora Bay, Alaska
13 July 2022 | Ketchikan, Alaska

Hurricane Florence Nears

10 September 2018 | Baltimore, Maryland
George Stonecliffe
The intense emotions that we share are only overshadowed by Hurricane Florence herself. This is Tuesday, Sept 11, and she will make landfall late Thursday in North and South Carolinas. At the moment forecasts have her possibly stalling just off the coast, dumping tremendous amounts of rain ashore, and then making her way westward into parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The forecasting models are still not in agreement this close to contact. Being in Baltimore at the north end of the Chesapeake Bay, the main discussion is storm surge, meaning a push of water up the bay and rivers. Some forecast 3-5', some up to 8' higher water levels. The marina dock system that we are on will rise with the water. The finger docks are tired and weak. We have bought additional hefty lines and ball fenders. We are in a single boat slip instead of a double slip; this is good. We anticipate losing electricity, potable water, and access to shore with broken docks. We will be provisioning tomorrow, laundering while still possible, topping off our water, removing our sails, our wind generator, and dodger. We want as slender a silhouette as possible to avoid the wind effect. One forecaster thought our area might be under the influence of Florence for as much as ten days! We know God is with us all, loving and protecting our preparations and movements. God bless you all!
Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Fully vaccinated, we are positioning ourselves to head north through Canada to Alaska's amazing Glacier Bay NP and back. Have a wonderful summer. Cheers to all!
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