Category Archives: Weather

Wildest Ride Yet

We left Sainte Marie on the 15th of August intending to sail 320 miles to Diego Suarez. The winds forecasted were 15-20 knots until we got closer to Diego Suarez where 20-25 knots was expected. Since the angle of the … Continue reading

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Smoke and Storm

On our passage down to Pangkor the other day we noticed the visibility was really bad. An awful haze possibly of smoke had our visibility at times down to less than 2-3 miles. When I was rinsing the boat at … 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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Taking the Ferry to Tasmania

I am writing from one of 10 decks on the Spirit of Tasmania – a large ferry ship from Melbourne to Tasmania. We left just an hour or so ago to visit the this beautiful island south of Sydney off … Continue reading

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Rough Seas

No, we are not out sailing right now. In fact, we have been holed up in rainy Sydney for over a month and we are itching to get moving again. When we meet up with other folks who are not … Continue reading

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Sydney’s Rainiest Summer

Well, we knew the weather hadn’t been ideal. And yesterday was the first time we had sunshine and got off the boat in 5 days! We have been cooped up on the boat for most of the last half of … Continue reading

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Yamba and a Map of Passages So Far

It’s been raining for two and a half days here in Yamba Bay. There was a brief break yesterday afternoon and we finally got off the boat and went into town. We found a nice little touristy main street with … Continue reading

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Slow Passage South

We had a good passage from Southport making 100 nautical miles south to Yamba Bay on Sunday. We had more sailable conditions than forecasted and actually sailed about 50% of the trip (we had expected almost no sailing). Yamba Bay … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Weather Window

We are in Southport, Australia waiting for a weather window so we can continue south. The forecasts do not look good at all. Yesterday the front we had been expecting came through and we had rain and strong southerly winds … Continue reading

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Hopefully Final Week in Boatyard

We have been having nasty weather at the boatyard. As a result, we still do not have Tahina’s bottoms painted. The fiberglass job is almost done (because it was underneath the boat and could be worked on in the rain). … Continue reading

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