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

The Wreck of the Rhone

06 February 2019 | British Virgin Islands
George Stonecliffe
One of the classic diving sites in the Caribbean is near Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands. Sue and I joined up with Mike Smith, a guest of Craig and Barbara Johnston on sv Sequoia from Portland, Oregon. Underwater Safaris from Cooper Island led two dives, back-to-back, of the Wreck of the R.M.S. Rhone, an unsinkable steam ship which was hit by a hurricane within the BVI. The wreck has attracted large communities of reef fish, sponges and coral. The site was visited by a green turtle, a couple reef sharks, southern sting rays, spotted eels, and a myriad of fish that we enjoy seeing. Rare or new sightings included a sand tilefish, a hogfish, a highhat drummer, a tiger grouper, and angelfish including queen and gray. The wreck was spread out in huge pieces over several acres from 35 to 80' deep. Seeing the huge propeller, we were intrigued that it was solid bronze, but jammed into rock so hard that it couldn't be salvaged. Visibility was about 60 feet, and with sunny weather, we had variable color through the dive site.
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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: 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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