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

Desolation Sound Stops

08 August 2022 | Lesqueti Island, BC, Canada
George Stonecliffe
After stopping in Heriot Bay for necessities, we headed to Pendrell Sound, a very special place. The Sound does not flush with the tide, meaning the water temperature warms up during the summer, and maintains a 70+F temperature. George serviced the Max Prop zinc, polished the
propeller blades, and scaped some of the barnacles and marine growth from the rudder area. Sue swam around the boat a few times until tired. We shared the end of Pendrell Sound with over 75 cruising boats, some of which were 100' yachts. The highlight was apparently a Happy Hour
put on by the biggest yacht, attracting 150 people in their dinghies. The next day we headed to the small port of Lund which happens to be the northern end of Hwy 101 which goes to South America. The highlights of Lund for us included Nancy's Bakery/Deli where we bought cinnamon
rolls, a Nanaimo Bar, a large Chocolate Chip cookie, and a Monte Cristo Sandwich. In Lund we had tied up to the inside of the breakwater for the night. In the afternoon Sue spotted ten Black Turnstones. We were thrilled to be so close, and able to watch the birds' interactions with each
other. Also while tied up in Lund, a Canadian Coast Guard Ship pulled in and tied up next to us. Their mission specialty has to do with the Fisheries. With four crew and three scientists on board, they visit various fishing spots where they will troll, they will long line (1300'), and they will trap
for shrimp, actually setting their own strings of pots. They are giving their Fishery information to the government to help them determine when to open and close the government fishing seasons. Fascinating! The next morning we headed south to Lesqueti Island on the way to Nanaimo. All
this time the weather has been wall-to-wall blue sky and sunshine!
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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