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

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28 February 2019 | Ponce, Puerto Rico
George Stonecliffe
Today we pulled up anchor early from an overnight anchorage, and headed west along the south coast of Puerto Rico. Just as we left the harbor, our engine died... But this wasn't lack of fuel. I had noticed fishing buoys floating , and didn't see the one I ran over. I ran to the stern and say a buoy and its line following our stern by ten feet. We had snagged a buoy and wrapped it around our prop! We were in 36' of water so we dropped anchor, and proceeded to get snorkeling gear to go over the side. Swimsuit, snorkel, mask, fins, 10 pounds in my weight belt, a couple floating lines trailing our boat in case there was a current, and a side ladder to climb off and on the boat. Wave action can be dangerous when near the stern of the boat, rising and falling on the unsuspecting. So I approached the stern carefully. We had two buoys attached, and the half- inch line was wrapped about 7-8 times around the shaft in front of the propeller. I had brought a sharp knife, and started cutting away. You hear stories of lines getting wrapped so tight that a knife won't cut them. But this was a SHARP knife. And in a couple of dives, all the lines were cleared, and I was back aboard. I was just glad the water was 80F, not 45F like off of Portland!
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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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