Cruising the Pacific Northwest 2021

Fully vaccinated, we look forward to getting back into cruising the Pacific Northwest as COVID dies down.

30 August 2021 | Friday Harbor, WA
14 August 2021 | Blaine, Washington
12 August 2021 | Friday Harbor, WA
16 June 2021
02 June 2021 | Portland, Oregon
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

Julia Max in Bermuda

13 November 2018 | Bermuda
George Stonecliffe
Difficult weather, sailing, motor/sailing, motoring, squalls, have all made this path from Beaufort, NC to Bermuda a challenge. But the crux of the passage was the failure of our Yanmar engine starter. Once we couldn't use our engine about 20 miles from Bermuda, we spent the next 8 hours in 6-7 knot winds slowly making it to our destination, St. George's, Bermuda. Once at the entrance sea buoy, we arranged for Bermuda Yacht Services to tow us into port. First we had to check in through Bermuda Customs. Then we anchored, and arranged to have a mechanic come to the boat to remove the starter, take it to a repair shop, order a new starter to be Fed-Exed to us, and have the boat back with an engine near the end of this week. We have watched the continuing weather development in the Caribbean, and determined that we will change our plans. We have bought plane tickets from Bermuda to Orlando, FL to be with our son's family after Thanksgiving. We will return to Julia Max on December 2nd, and continue our journey south in better weather. For this week we will be enjoying Bermuda in all its splendor.
Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Summer 2021 finds us buddy-boating with Ken and Ruth on sv Misty Blue in the San Juan Islands, WA and Puget Sound. Vaccinated, we are waiting expectantly for COVID to subside, and Canada to open their Border to boaters once again. Cheers to all!
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