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

A Childhood Memory

20 September 2018 | Chestertown, Maryland
George Stonecliffe
In 1960 my sister Mary's family lived in Chestertown, Maryland. My parents, 2nd sister, older brother, and I went to visit them at Thanksgiving time. The leaves had fallen off the trees, the winds were brisk, and the slate-gray clouds scudded across the sky in threatening fashion. My brother-in-law offered a shotgun to me so I could go out front of the house by the water's edge, and periodically shoot up at a V-formation of geese that had to be at least a mile high, safe and sound. I returned to the warmth of their kitchen, returned the shotgun, sporting a frozen-but- pleased smile on my face. Today we watched the Washington College women's sculling teams practice. There were high school sailing dinghy races, practicing their 'rolling tacks', that is, where the two sailors would turn the rudder, dive under the boom, while the mainsail tacks with a crash! If done right it is very quick and efficient. If not, it will swamp the boat. The streets down the main street had many lovely boutiques, selling art, clothing, nick-knacks, and coffee. After our second night, we will be moving to Langford Bay just down river from where we are now.
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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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