Author Archives: Frank Taylor

Tahina Getting Ready For Warm Winter

It’s been a while since the last update here on the blog. There really hasn’t been much to report on the sailing side since we haven’t been sailing. Our focus has been trying to settle into land-lubbing mode again. The … Continue reading

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Tahina Gets to Sail on Holiday

We had Labor Day weekend, the “end of summmer” holiday in the US. This was the last big weekend for beach goers and traffic should drop greatly in the coming weeks. A friend of our daughters is getting married soon, … Continue reading

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Apartment Move-in

Time flies as we continue to transition to living more on land. Karen went to Houston to visit one of her sisters for a couple of weeks. I spent part of the time she was gone doing some little projects … Continue reading

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Tahina Expedition Selected as Top 20 Sailing Blog

Our blog has been selected by the UK’s Boats and Outboards news site as one of their top 20 Sailing Blogs in the world. They wrote a nice little summary about our blog and chose a nice photo of Karen … Continue reading

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Family Reunited and Health Insurance Craziness

This weekend our daughter Ren arrived from San Francisco for a weekend attending a bridal shower. This gave us an opportunity finally to have us together with both our daughters. The first time we were all together since November 2013. … Continue reading

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Land Lubber Progress

We have been preparing ourselves mentally for our transition back to land. So, we aren’t exactly kicking and screaming as we start this process. However, that’s not to say our start has been barrels of fun. We spent almost two … Continue reading

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4th of July in the USA

We finally get to celebrate 4th of July in the USA again after six years! But, we kept it on a nautical theme by celebrating at the marina in Carolina Beach where Tahina is staying. During the day we had … Continue reading

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Talk About Scary

What is scarier than spending five years leaving home and sailing around the world? Scarier even than diving with over 100 shark? I’ll tell you: coming home and suddenly realizing all the things that want to come out of the … Continue reading

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Tahina Completes Expedition

Yesterday, we completed our expedition and ended up in the exact same spot where it all began on November 14, 2009. We had a very pleasant passage from the Bahamas and sailed across the gulf stream to end up in … Continue reading

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Coming Home This Week

We’re coming home! Tahina left North Carolina in November, 2009. And now after 45,000 nautical miles circumnavigating the Earth, some amazing adventures, a few trials and tribulations, fantastic wildlife encounters, making new wonderful friends, and building a gigantic library of … Continue reading

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