Circumnavigating Vancouver Island 2023

Back in 2003, we circumnavigated Vancouver Island, capturing wonderful memories. Now in 2023 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

Returning to Canada from Alaska

17 July 2022 | Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
George Stonecliffe
The crossing of Dixon Entrance between Alaska and British Columbia can be dramatic, but today was a pussycat. Leaving just after 0700 a.m., we crossed with a mild current against us and with us. The wind was predominantly 5-7 knots. The waves were a one foot chop. The highlight of the trip was seeing five sightings of humpback whales which surfaced about 3 football fields away. Then going through Venn Passage to Prince Rupert was well-timed with a slight push from a flood tide. One tight section had our attention, but was easier with a high tide. We arrived in Prince Rupert to find the marinas were all booked up. In calling Customs for clearance, we were on hold on our cell phone for one hour before talking with an agent. We were given our clearance number for being in Canada for six weeks of pleasure! And found a spot across the Harbor for anchoring away from the maddening crowd.
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 2023 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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