Cruising the Pacific Northwest 2021

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

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
22 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
18 April 2019 | Puerto Armuelles, Panama
16 April 2019 | Isla Coliba, Panama

Panama Canal Transit A Success!!

10 April 2019 | La Playita Marina, Panama
George Stonecliffe
On April 5-6, Julia Max transited the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific! The first day started with the Transit Advisor boarding at 1544 on the Colon side of the Canal. We exited the third lock of the Gatun Locks at 1840 just at sunset. By the time we moored to the ocean buoy in Gatun Lake by 1900. The first day we transited with one other boat (in a center-lock nest of two boats) named Valhalla. All went smoothly in the three Gatun Locks lifting us to Gatun Lake. On the second day we started at 0920 with the Transit Advisor coming aboard. One other boat joined Valhalla and Julia Max for the transit through Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks. The one incident in our transit had to do with Valhalla where they moved with strong engine movements, and broke their midships cleat as they applied too much force. We were grateful no one was hurt as metal parts flew near one of our linehandlers. Julia Max was the center boat for our transit, and we were in control both with helm, rudder and engine speed of the nest of three boats before and after the incident. We finally cleared the final lock at 1820, a very long day. And we entered La Playita Marina on the Pacific side at 1945. Julia Max and a crew of Sue Stonecliffe, Peter Rose, Bill Merrick, Craig Johnston, Eddy, and George were elated in the successful trip!
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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