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

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
26 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage

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: 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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