Category Archives: Sightseeing

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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Now in the Abacos

Karen and I have been to the Bahamas a few times before. But, we have never visited the Abacos for some reason. Our Canadian friends on s/v Gromit and s/v Salty Ginger went to Mayaguana while we were in the … Continue reading

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The Ragged Islands of the Bahamas

Weeks ago, we got some great tips from an old sailing buddy, Dave who is formerly of s/v O’vive and s/v Melusine (who we first met in 2003 in the Bahamas), for the Bahamas. Dave and his family live in … Continue reading

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Move to Georgetown, Great Exuma

Yesterday we woke up before the crack of dawn to move the boat to Georgetown, Exuma. We had spent several days in the Ragged Islands 30 miles south of Georgetown (which I will write about later after I process photos). … Continue reading

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Bahamas Passage and Tahina is Boarded

We had an excellent passage to the Bahamas from St. Thomas (US Virgin Isles). It was about 530 nautical miles and we completed it in 2.75 days for an average of just under 200 nm/day. It was downwind conditions the … Continue reading

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Water Island

As mentioned before, we left Charlotte Amalie last week to join up with our Raleigh friends on the boat s/v Wild Goose. We first met Hugh and Linda about 4 years ago when they were in the final stages of … Continue reading

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