Monthly Archives: May 2012

Guests Arrive on Tahina

Yesterday we finally had our guests arrive – only one day late – on Tahina. The father, Fred, is someone who worked for me 15+ years ago. We have stayed in touch over the years and their family of five … Continue reading

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Karen Arrives Guests Delayed

Karen arrived at last on Monday! It was great seeing her, although she went straight to sleep after her long flights from Houston. I ended up going to dinner with our friends on s/v Kilkea, s/v Sea Mist, and s/v … Continue reading

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Completed Move to Whitsundays

Just an update to say that we completed the last short trip to Hamilton Island from Thomas Island yesterday. We made an unplanned stop at the next island though. Not for an emergency or anything, I had received an E-mail … Continue reading

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Almost to Whitsundays and Karen Returning Soon

After Lady Musgrave Island we did a long 110 nautical mile passage to Great Keppel Island. We couldn’t leave until after light, because it’s a narrow passage out of the lagoon. So, we knew we would be arriving at night … Continue reading

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Visit to Lady Musgrave

We had a really nice sail up from Bundaberg for a little over 50 nautical miles to Lady Musgrave Island. We had a perfect downwind sail for a little over half the trip (keeping us right on track), then after … Continue reading

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Departing for Lady Musgrave

It’s 4:30 AM and we will be leaving Bundaberg by 6AM for a 50 nautical mile trip to Lady Musgrave. Lady Musgrave is an atoll at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef with a lagoon you can enter … Continue reading

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Got Crew Now Prepping for Departure

Luck has once again prevailed and we have found a crew to help move Tahina up to the Whitsundays! I posted a couple of days ago in several places about our need, and the one on Google+ proved to be … Continue reading

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Division of Crew

We were literally within minutes of departing for the airport in Raleigh (just 10 minutes after the post I made about our luggage), when Karen got a text from her sister in Houston. Her sister was having more complications from … Continue reading

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Heading Back Down Under

We are leaving this afternoon to begin our long trip back to Australia. It was great getting to see so many of our friends and family! And, this time we will only be gone a few months before we are … Continue reading

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Happy Graduation Weekend

The primary purpose of our trip home was to attend the graduations of our two daughters. Their graduations coincidentally happened on the same day and time in two different cities. Karen and I had to split up and each attend … Continue reading

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