Cruising the Pacific Northwest 2021

Fully vaccinated, we look forward to getting back into cruising the Pacific Northwest as COVID dies down.

30 August 2021 | Friday Harbor, WA
14 August 2021 | Blaine, Washington
12 August 2021 | Friday Harbor, WA
16 June 2021
02 June 2021 | Portland, Oregon
24 March 2020 | Portland, Oregon
29 August 2019 | Astoria, Oregon
10 June 2019 | Friday Harbor, WA
06 June 2019 | Nanaimo, BC, Canada
20 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
19 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
18 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
14 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
10 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
07 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
04 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
02 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica

Arrived in Panama

27 March 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
George Stonecliffe
We passed the jetties into the Panama Inner-Harbor at 1100 on March 26, and headed to the right a couple miles to Shelter Bay Marina. What a great feeling! We met with our Panama Transit Agent Stanley Scott, and after having the official measurement of our boat, we soon were assigned a Canal Transit Date of Friday, April 5th. We have contacted Peter Rose and his cousin Bill Merrick who helped crew for us a year ago through the Canal. They will be flying in April 2nd to help us return to the Pacific side. We are dealing with preparations already. We have 83 gallons diesel fuel. We're topped off with water. We removed our steering windvane, so that we would not be affected by it during the transit. We are touching up some varnished bright work. We checked the transmission fluid, the hydraulic steering fluid level, the Racor filter cleanliness, and started buying some of the provisions for the Canal transit. I'm saving a few small projects for Peter and Bill to help with. But all is coming together. The Canal Transit will be two days, leaving early afternoon, spending the night in Gatun Lake, and then completing the transit on April 6th. We will check in to La Playita Marina on the Pacific side.
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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: Summer 2021 finds us buddy-boating with Ken and Ruth on sv Misty Blue in the San Juan Islands, WA and Puget Sound. Vaccinated, we are waiting expectantly for COVID to subside, and Canada to open their Border to boaters once again. Cheers to all!
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