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

Visiting Old San Juan

23 February 2019 | Fajardo, Puerto Rico
George Stonecliffe
Today we traveled via rental car from the Sun Bay Marina in Fajardo, Puerto Rico to Old San Juan. Puerto Rico's capital is rich in historic significance. The island's position in the West Indies gave it strategic significance for Spain, England, and eventually the United States for monitoring and guarding traffic from and to Europe and Central America, particularly Panama and the Panama Canal. Spain used its port for provisioning, water, and protection for the movement of gold and silver. The United States used the island particularly during World War II to guard the area against Germany's U-boats. The massive Fort Morro protected Spain's position up until when rifled howitzer's were invented, and forts were no longer a viable protection against attack. Puerto Rico seems to have recovered from Hurricane Maria in 2017 in many ways: electricity, water, daily provisions, most buildings, etc. But many people have left the island, many small businesses have not survived because of fewer customers, and there are still two or three in ten buildings with unrepaired visible damage. Some local traffic lights have been unoperational for the last few years, even before the hurricane. The marina we are staying in is full service: finger docks, fuel, water, electricity, WiFi, restrooms/showers, laundry, rental cars, security (including US Customs). All in all, it's good to be back in the USA.
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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