North to Alaska 2022

Fully vaccinated, we look forward to getting back into cruising through Canada up to SE Alaska!

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

Another Fort: Castillo San Cristobal

25 February 2019 | Fajardo, Puerto Rico
George Stonecliffe
Today, after some boat projects, we toured another fort in San Juan called Castillo San Cristobal. The massive structures of this Spanish Fort were impenetrable when the British tried two different times through the years. San Juan, and Puerto Rico were a highly desired location with a safe harbor and plenty of fresh water. It was located on a direct route from Europe to Central America where all the gold and silver was being mined and delivered to the Spanish King and Queen. Even for the United States during WWII, Puerto Rico was a critical location for spotting German U-boat activity threatening the approaches to the Panama Canal. 50,000 US military personnel were staged on Puerto Rico during the war! An interesting highlight was the fort dungeons. Behind some encased glass on the dungeon walls were some writing and pictures drawn by prisoners. Notice the galleons scrawled by one of the Captains held before his execution!
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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: Fully vaccinated, we are positioning ourselves to head north through Canada to Alaska's amazing Glacier Bay NP and back. Have a wonderful summer. Cheers to all!
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