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Arriving at Palau Belitung

It’s just past dawn here on Tahina and we are still motoring along in peaceful seas just a few miles off the north coast of Palau Belitung. We plan to go to the northwest anchorage, where the rally ahead of … Continue reading

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Enroute to Singapore

It is just before dawn in the Java Sea and nearly two days since we left Bali. We have another two days to go before we arrive at a stop on our 1000 nautical mile journey to Singapore. This trip … Continue reading

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Photos from Passages to Cairns

The album below includes photos from our two week, 1090 nautical mile, journey from Cairns to Darwin. Highlights include some beautiful sunsets, sights from our hike at Margaret Bay to Indian Bay along the trail of blue things, various sailing … Continue reading

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Still Sailing Towards Darwin

We haven’t stopped since we left Gove. We are now near the Goulburn Islands and are making our way to Cape Don. There we may stop to wait for the right tides to go through the Van Diemen Gulf to … 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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Sail Repair Needed

We knew the winds were going to be up in the 20-25 knot range according to our forecast. But, we would be traveling downwind, so we expected our apparent wind would be much less. We left Lizard Island at the … Continue reading

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Heading to Darwin

We left Lizard Island this morning before the crack of dawn. We are currenly making 8+ knots on a broad reach in 20-25 winds. Very nice sailing! We are finally treading new waters for the first time in over two … Continue reading

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Down to Broken Bay

We had a less than ideal weather window to leave Yamba on Wednesday afternoon, but decided we were ready to make tracks towards Sydney. So, we decided to head all the way down to Broken Bay. Nearly 300 nautical miles … 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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Next Leg to Yamba

We have a brief 24-hour window of calmer weather, so we are leaving Southport before dawn to make our way 100 miles further south to Yamba. The east Australian current (the one the turtles were riding in Finding Nemo) will … Continue reading

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