Circumnavigating Vancouver Island 2024

Back in 2003, we circumnavigated Vancouver Island, capturing wonderful memories. Now in 2024 we hope to re-visit this large island, and create some new memories!

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

Brimsstone Hill Fortress

25 January 2019 | St. Kitts
George Stonecliffe
One of the highlights of St. Kitts is the world heritage site, Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. This multi-storied structure overlooked the first capital of St. Kitts, Sandy Point. Innumerable 24-pounder guns overlooked approaches from the sea as well as land, In 1782 there was a great struggle among the European colonial powers and the American republic for control of the rich Caribbean sugar islands and the North American mainland. The British were particularly concerned over -- wait for it -- the French. And yes 8000 French attacked the Fortress of 1000 British defenders, and within a month had taken the impressive site. But, as luck would have it, the Treaty of Versailles returned the island to the British, and fortifications continued until 1794. In 1852 British troops were reassigned, and the fort was abandoned. In 1973 Prince Charles reopened the first complete restoration of the site. In 1983 St, Kitts and Nevis became an independent country. In 1985 Queen Elizabeth !! unveiled a plaque signifying Brimstone Hill Fortress as a National Park And in 1999 UNESCO identified the National Park as a World Heritage Site. Impressive to behold!
Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: The summer of 2024 will be spent heading north from Portland, OR to British Columbia, Canada; circumnavigating Vancouver Island, visiting Princess Louisa Inlet, and hopefully staying smoke free!
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