Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lithium Ion Batteries for Boating

Electric power is a very important part of our lives on Tahina. It is what gives us a convenient lifestyle not unlike what we were used to before we began traveling around the world and living on the water. We … Continue reading

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Nice Sail to New Caledonia

View Sailing from Port Vila to Noumea in a larger mapOur sail from Vanuatu to New Caledonia was pretty pleasant. There was only one equipment issue that marred an otherwise ideal sail. As we were leaving Vanuatu in the morning, … Continue reading

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Arrived in New Caledonia

We had a mostly uneventful and pleasant sail with no bad weather from Port Vila, Vanuatu to Noumea, New Caledonia. We just arrived at 7:30 AM today. Awaiting our call from customs so we can clear in. We will post … Continue reading

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Leaving Vanuatu

We decided yesterday that instead of going north with our friends on s/v Stray Kitty that we would head back to Port Vila and make arrangements to leave the country and head to New Caledonia. Our batteries are definitely having … Continue reading

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Boat Problems

On Tuesday, we finally got done with things in Port Vila and decided to leave to join up with our friends on Stray Kitty. There had been some rainy/windy weather for a few days, but things were a little better … Continue reading

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Volcano Video and Update on Plans

If you haven’t had a chance, make sure to see the photos and story of our visit to Mount Yasur volcano. This is the closest you can “safely” get to an actively erupting volcano in the world. It was an … Continue reading

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Volcanic Eruption Photos from Mount Yasur

Those of you following our blog know we had a fantastic experience last week at Mount Yasur. Mount Yasur is an active volcano on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu. This is the closest you can “safely” get to an … Continue reading

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Tanna to Port Vila

On Friday last week, we woke up to find ash all over our boat. The previous night, the winds made a surprise shift from the west, which meant the volcano west of us was able to send its ash our … Continue reading

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First Photos of Vanuatu

We are now in Port Villa, Vanuatu with Internet access. I’ve been spending the last couple of days putting up some photos of our time so far in Vanuatu. If you go back a few posts, you’ll find some photos … Continue reading

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Kite Photos at Mystery Island

While we were in Aneityum last week, we had one day where the conditions were right to fly the kite. There is this beautiful little island just off the anchorage called “Mystery Island”. The island is mostly used as a … Continue reading

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