Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sydney Harbour 2012 New Year’s Fireworks

It was a momentous occasion fulfilling a dream that began many year’s ago. A dream to sail around the world and stop in Sydney to watch the New Year’s fireworks. It took us years of planning, over two years of … Continue reading

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Preparing for New Year’s Eve

We had a wonderful time with our daughters during Christmas. We did a bunch of sightseeing in town, and shopping. Thanks to parts they brought with them, we got our watermaker fixed, and we have a new solar controller that … Continue reading

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2011 Sydney Hobart Race Start

The Sydney Hobart sailboat race is the biggest annual yacht race in the world. It starts on Boxing Day, so we moved Tahina to the north side of Sydney Hobart where we could watch the action up the harbour and … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Tahina

We hope everyone has a wonderful time during the holidays. Our two daughters are arriving today in Sydney, so we are thrilled to have family with us on Tahina! It will be another warm Christmas for us, but that’s ok. … Continue reading

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Unfriendly to Boaters in Australia

Australian businesses near the coastal waters could be more friendly towards visiting yachts. And boaters in general. We have traveled half way around the world, visited 20 countries, and have run into more trouble in Australia trying to find a … Continue reading

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Friends in New Places

It’s so nice to travel to a new place, where we’ve never gone before, yet already have friends there. Friends can help give us the information we need to get our bearings and get settled. But, even better, we have … Continue reading

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Photos of our Entrance to Sydney Harbour

It’s taken me all morning, but I’ve finally processed the photos from our grand entrance into Sydney Harbour. We left Broken Bay at 7:30 AM and motored our way south in very light southwinds. The winds picked up as we … Continue reading

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Sailing Sydney Harbour Today

In a little while we will be departing Broken Bay and heading down to Sydney Harbour. This is a moment I have been dreaming about for years. I fell in love with the idea after viewing the area in Google … Continue reading

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Holiday Mode

We have been enjoying a very pleasant anchorage in Broken Bay called Coaster’s Retreat. It is a beautiful little bay with a few rocky cliffs filled with green forest and a few houses nestled in a park. We have 3G … Continue reading

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Two Suns at Sunsrise

I just got around to processing some photos from the end of last month. I had taken some photos of a pretty sunrise as we were leaving Moreton Island off the coast of Australia. When I processed them today, I … Continue reading

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