North American Tour 2017-2019

From Portland, OR through Panama Canal to East Coast of USA and back via Caribbean, Panama Canal, Golfito to Victoria, BC and home

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
10 April 2019 | La Playita Marina, Panama
04 April 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
27 March 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
26 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage
24 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage

Inland Costa Rica Excursion

02 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
George Stonecliffe
Sue and I joined Craig and Barbara Johnston for a tour to San Vito, Costa Rica in the cooler mountain elevations on the Panama border. We rented a 4x4 Suzuki to take us on a five day trip to Casa Botanica. The 1-1/2 hour drive took us to 3000'. It is bird heaven! Within the beautifully manicured grounds, the birds are attracted by flowering bushes and trees. Not a minute goes by without birds buzzing by, bird calls in the air, and stunning bird colorations to take in. Today, May 2nd, we visited a botanical garden a couple miles away. We saw and heard toucans, parrots, thrushes, hummingbirds, and tanagers. The gardens had orchid greenhouses, and major plant groups of palms, bananas, gingers, and many more. We climbed an observation tower overlooking the valley below. Numerous flowering trees were in bloom. It truly is a special place. Tomorrow we hope to go on a personal guided bird tour starting at 6am through 11am with a break for breakfast.
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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: Float Plan: July 1, 2017 Leave Portland, OR; head south along US West Coast; leave San Diego 10/29/17 with Baja Ha-ha Rally; go through Panama Canal 3/2018; Florida 6/2018; NYC and Rhode Island 7/2018; Chesapeake Bay 9/2018; Caribbean 12/2018; Panama Canal 3/2019; home 6/2019
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