Cruising the Pacific Northwest 2021

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

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
22 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
18 April 2019 | Puerto Armuelles, Panama
16 April 2019 | Isla Coliba, Panama

One Day, One Country, 25 miles

08 January 2019 | Virgin Gorda, BVI
George Stonecliffe
Leaving St. John's, USVI, we were positioning ourselves to cross the Anegada Strait which has a reputation for being rough seas and winds. The weather forecast was to be moderate winds and light seas tonight. So we are anchored at Virgin Gorda, the northeast most point of the British Virgin Islands. We will leave at midnight for the 65 mile passage to Anguilla. Our plan is to continue on to Guadalupe which is further south along the Leeward Islands. There we plan on meeting our Portland friends, Craig and Barbara Johnston on sv Sequoia. Meanwhile we had a wonderful sail up the protected waters of the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the centerpiece of the BVI. It was 25 miles as the Brown Booby flies, but probably 40 with all the tacking! We were constantly reminded of our charter on the Pentimento from the Moorings in 1999. Sue's parents jointed Sue and me with son Ted, and daughter Jenna and her husband Steve Gorham. It was a celebration of Sue's mother's 80th birthday. And it was one of the first outings for us after having taken the battery of American Sailing Association classes, kicking off our love for sailing.
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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