Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rotten Start to a Boat Project

Today we were doing various cleaning jobs, and then decided to do basic maintenance on our two main electric winches. Which involves disassembling, cleaning, greasing, and re-assembling the parts. Karen wanted to help with this task so she was going … Continue reading

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First Days in Brisbane Area

After successfully negotiating the curvy route up the intracoastal waters between Southport and Brisbane, and the power line that was just barely high enough for us go under (actually we had at least 16 feet of clearance), we arrived in … Continue reading

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Continuing North From Southport

We have had an enjoyable stay this week in Southport. We did some shopping at the nearby mall. We went to dinner with an Aussie family – the father has been following Tahina for a while and has given us … Continue reading

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Nice Sail to Southport

We are anchored in Southport, QLD after an uneventful and mostly pleasant sail from Yamba yesterday. We had good winds most of the day and managed to maintain an 8 knot average. The only problem was the rather bumpy seas … Continue reading

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Wild Ride North

We left on Saturday morning to head north. There was a strong southerly system moving through, but we decided since the winds and seas would be following, that we could handle a less than idea set of conditions. It was … Continue reading

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Yucky Boat Work and Heading North

We moved out of Soldiers Point on Thursday and took a short trip to Fame Cove just to the north. It’s a quiet little anchorage with a few moorings. We found the only one available near the shore and got … Continue reading

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Busy Busy

Since we returned from our road trip, we have been busy prepping to continue north. On Tuesday we moved Tahina to the fuel dock so we could take care of tanks. Unfortunately, their pump out system wasn’t working right, so … Continue reading

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Photos and Upside Down

This post was actually written a couple of weeks ago when we started our road trip. For some reason, the post never published. It was based on a funny observation about living in the southern hemisphere. And, there are some … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

We just got back to Tahina after our 2.5 week road trip around the southeastern parts of Australia. It was a good trip with lots of interesting sights and good experiences. But, as we started north I found myself increasingly … Continue reading

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Pictures of Melbourne

We had a great time visiting Melbourne. The city is huge and spread out, and has a lot of character. We wish we had more time to explore the sights here. We managed to visit the Melbourne Museum and the … Continue reading

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