Circumnavigating Vancouver Island 2024

Back in 2003, we circumnavigated Vancouver Island, capturing wonderful memories. Now in 2024 we hope to re-visit this large island, and create some new memories!

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

Anchoring in Meyer's Chuck

15 July 2022 | Meyer's Chuck, Alaska
George Stonecliffe
Leaving Dora Bay, we were headed to Meyer's Chuck when we started seeing wildlife: maybe 20 eagles following and hunting numerous fish balls near shore. Marbled murrelets in pairs were diving for fingerlings. Pacific loons in pairs were diving for larger bait fish. There were Dall
Porpoises and Harbor porpoises in the area with so many fish. Then around the corner we spotted 3 humpback whales that were working together to trap fish balls against the shore, using their huge pectoral fins to slap the water surface undoubtedly sending the fish into a tizzy. When we
arrived in Meyer's Chuck in the afternoon, it was lightly sprinkling. We rowed to shore, and went for a walk ultimately to a beach, but passing cabins of various sizes. The one Art Gallery we had enjoyed and bought art from was no longer in business. There were no other stores, cafe's, or
places to explore. We did see a family lumber operation where they had equipment to float blow downs to their skid and band saw. Many boards of various sizes were piled up to satisfy customer orders: 8x8s, 2x12s, 2x8s. Beautiful workmanship on display! Normally we might place an order
for cinnamon rolls for delivery to our boat in the morning. But we will be getting up early (5:00am) to weigh anchor and head for Foggy Bay about 60 miles away. The weather on Saturday and Sunday is predicted to be light and variable winds. So we will be headed back to Canada and
Prince Rupert and hopefully better weather.
Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: The summer of 2024 will be spent heading north from Portland, OR to British Columbia, Canada; circumnavigating Vancouver Island, visiting Princess Louisa Inlet, and hopefully staying smoke free!
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Cruising through BC , Alaska, and home
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