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

No Room At The Inn

18 July 2022 | Kumealon Inlet, BC, Canada
George Stonecliffe
After refueling in Prince Rupert, we made one last call to the Prince Rupert Rowing and Yacht Club for a spot at the dock. But all room was taken up by boat reservations. So without re-provisioning or laundering we headed away from Prince Rupert, heading toward Grenville Channel. We
anchored in Kumealon Inlet which was the first inlet off Grenville Channel where we were able to anchor in a quiet cove away from 20 knot winds outside the Inlet. A Canadian Coast Guard ship was also anchored in this Inlet for the night. We put down our crab pot, but were unsuccessful.
Then we took a ride in our dinghy to an outlet of a Lagoon that emptied into the Inlet. But we were hesitant to go in due to tidal rapids (at high tide) cascading down into the Lagoon. We quickly realized that as the tide ebbed, the cascade would turn into a waterfall. So we decided instead
to stop before the Lagoon and listen to the songs of several different little birds in the trees on the water's edge. It's always fun to explore the surroundings of the places we anchor!
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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