Monthly Archives: October 2009

The word is spreading, work continues

Last week we went to the dive shop to buy some new scuba gear. We needed new wet suits since our last pair were 8 years old and somehow shrunk a bit in that time. While we were there, I … Continue reading

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Departure Blues

Although we still have a huge number of tasks left before we depart, and we are incredibly busy getting them done, it is suddenly hitting me we are going to be leaving soon. Our house is up for sale, and … Continue reading

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Chandlery (aka Marine or Boat Store)

In America, we know them as a “marine store”, but the more official term (and used more often by international sailors) is a chandlery. Boaters get to know, love, or sometimes hate, these places that provide essential needed items to … Continue reading

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A scary problem

Preparations are moving along. But, not without some new hurdles popping up out of nowhere. We had a scary one on the weekend. This weekend we discovered a problem that initially caused us grave concern. It appeared at first we … Continue reading

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EarthNC Partners with Tahina Expedition

The Tahina Expedition has actually been working with EarthNC for years. EarthNC is a service for boaters that provides all kinds of nautical data (charts, weather, information on nautical events, and more), for use with computers and, more importantly, with … Continue reading

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Kite Aerial Photography – First attempts

Because I’ve been writing the Google Earth Blog (GEB) for the past 4+ years, I’m determined to make the Tahina Expedition a showcase example of using Google Earth to share our experiences. I’ve written about thousands of uses of Google … Continue reading

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Some photos and video

I’ve been working on processing photos and video this morning. Below is a slideshow of photos from the Beaufort anchorage during some sunsets/moonrise. And, some photos from our passage off the coast of North Carolina (about 15 miles off shore). … Continue reading

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Back and Forth

We are making the transition from house to boat. And, it’s a lengthy process. The house is up for sale, but we still have a few nooks and crannies with stuff to clear out. This week we came home on … Continue reading

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Our New Logo

Today we are releasing our new logo for the Tahina Expedition! You can see it in the banner at the top of all the pages. The previous design of our site was just something we threw together. This time, we … Continue reading

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Sail from Beaufort to Carolina Beach, NC

View Sail from Beaufort to Carolina Beach in a larger map Finally, after three weeks in Beaufort for our work at the boatyard, we were ready to depart and return back to Carolina Beach to our favorite marina – Joyner … Continue reading

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