North to Alaska 2022

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

17 May 2022 | Port McNeil, BC
17 May 2022 | Blunden Harbour, BC
12 May 2022 | Campbell River, BC
11 May 2022 | Georgia Straits
10 May 2022 | Nanaimo, BG
09 May 2022 | Ganges Harbor, Salt Spring Island, BC
23 March 2022 | Kalispell, Montana
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

Up In the High Country

07 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
George Stonecliffe
While waiting for our ship that takes 'Julia Max' from Golfito to Victoria, BC, we have been spending our time at higher elevations where it is cooler. Currently we are at the Toucanet Lodge, whose mission includes bird watching. Today we have identified 4-5 different hummingbird species, a ruddy tree-runner, a collared trogan, band-tailed pigeons, tropical kingbirds, a chestnut-capped brush-finch. Birding is like a box of chocolates' to quote Forrest Gump, 'you never know what you're going to get'! We had awakened at the crack of dawn(0500) and walked up the hill for a kilometer looking for the resplendent quetzal. But we were unsuccessful. On the way to the Toucanet Lodge yesterday, we stopped at the Questzal Lodge and identified the long-tailed silky-flycatcher for the first time. It was another 'ah-haaa, yes' moment! But no Quetzal. Here is a photo of a respendent quetzal that Sue took a year ago.
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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