Tag Archives: Australia

Trouble Getting Internet

Friday morning our friends on s/v Gryphon 2 arrived a little after dawn. An hour or so later, the Australian Police – who serve the customs and immigration function here – showed up at our boat to clear us into … Continue reading

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Cocos Island Arrival

We had to pay close attention to our sailing today to ensure we maintained more than 8 knots of speed the rest of the day, so we could arrive before dark at Cocos Island. Since we had been maintaining 8 … Continue reading

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Tahina Departing Australia Today

Good news! We got our package in this morning. It had our new satellite phone and some parts Karen needs for our sun dodgers in the cockpit. I went to the bank to take care of some tasks and then … Continue reading

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Tahina Touches Ground and Departure Imminent

The tides in Darwin are quite a large spread. The high tide is 22 feet (7 m) above low tide right now. We have to be careful where we leave the dinghy according to the tides. Fortunately, they have carts … Continue reading

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Darwin Preparations Continue

We’ve been very busy here in Darwin preparing for our departure from Australia to Indonesia. The first day I went to the Indonesia consulate to apply for a visa. It’s a four day process so we needed to get that … Continue reading

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Made it Through Hole in the Wall

We made it through the Hole in the Wall! It was actually a pretty interesting experience. This narrow gorge has just enough room for boats to go through. But, you only want to do it near slack tide. Currents can … Continue reading

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Going for Hole in the Wall

We had a difficult decision leaving Gove to head west. There are several island penninsulas going NE-SW between us and points west. The end point to the far NorthEast (NE) is Cape Wessel. We could go all the way around … Continue reading

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Almost there

We are almost across the Gulf of Carpenteria after one of the most boring “sailing” passages we have had so far. We have motored almost the entire time since leaving Seisia. We have flown then spinnaker twice for about 1.5 … Continue reading

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Seisia Now Gove Next

We are currently in Seisia, Australia after making it around the northernmost point of the mainland of Australia – Cape York. This means we have now officially left the Pacific Ocean and are now in the Indian Ocean. Check the … Continue reading

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Margaret Bay Anniversary Stop

After our last report, we arrived at Margaret Bay as planned a bit past noon. The only incident along the way was a report by radio, from the boat ahead of us, to watch out for a pole in the … Continue reading

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