Monthly Archives: September 2011

Back at Ilot Mato

We had a nice sail, on a beautiful sunny day with light southwest winds, to Ilot Mato and arrived early afternoon. Met up with s/v Moira and they took us on a snorkel. Since they’ve sailed these waters for many … Continue reading

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Briefly Back to Nouméa

We left Ile Ua the other day and returned on a beautiful sunny day back to Nouméa. We wanted to return to get a part we had ordered to allow us to keep our watermaker connected to the new higher-voltage … Continue reading

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Island Paradise of Ile Ua

We finally left Iles des Pins on Sunday intending to make our way back towards Noumea so we could freshen our provisions, and complete one of our boat projects. We wanted to stop at one of the beautiful islands in … Continue reading

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Map of Tahina Expedition

The map below shows Tahina’s current position (sailboat icon), our historical track (green), and our future route (orange). Zoom in to see more detail. Follow the Google Earth link below the map for a lot more details. >View more detail … Continue reading

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A Brief Trip to Heaven

On Wednesday we invited the crews of several other boats to join us for a trip to the southeast side of Iles des Pins. Our objective was to then take our dinghies out to an atoll surrounded by treacherous reefs … Continue reading

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N’Ga Peak 360 Panorama

Yesterday we posted the story of our hike up to N’Ga Peak (or Pic N’Ga in french) here on the Iles des Pins in New Caledonia. While we were up there, I took a 360 panorama at the top. Today … Continue reading

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Hiking to N’Ga Peak

Yesterday was a great day! We joined with the crews of s/v Callisto and s/v Kilkea to hike up to the top of N’Ga peak – the tallest point on Iles des Pins. It’s about a 2.5 mile hike to … Continue reading

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Iles des Pins

Over the weekend we sailed east (with the help of some southerly winds) to the easternmost island group of New Caledonia – the Iles des Pins (island of pines). In the 1800s these islands were home to a penal colony … Continue reading

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Ilot Mato

We finally left the marina yesterday! It was a beautiful sunny day and, after paying the huge marina bill, it was great to finally get Tahina back out into new waters. We decided to head for a little island half … Continue reading

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More Sights of Nouméa

We have been tied to the dock at the Port Moselle Marina in Nouméa, New Caledonia for over 2 weeks. Our batteries needed replacing, so we wanted the shore power. That time is finally coming to an end now that … Continue reading

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