Category Archives: BoatingLife

Bali Chores So Far

We have been in Bali since Tuesday, but have been concentrating on boat chores so far. We leave today to go to a nice hotel in the mountains and get some much needed rest and relaxation and sightseeing. The hotel … Continue reading

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Preparations for Sailing Again

We have been busy over the weekend with preparations for getting on the move again. We did two big provisioning runs to the local grocery stores. Two completely loaded grocery carts with lots of canned vegetables, juices, cheeses, and many … Continue reading

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Eye Sore

Activity here at Lizard Island had reached a frenetic pace as we made good friends with some Aussie boats who regularly visit the area. They have showed up some really unique sights here and hiking and snorkeling all over the … Continue reading

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Got Crew Now Prepping for Departure

Luck has once again prevailed and we have found a crew to help move Tahina up to the Whitsundays! I posted a couple of days ago in several places about our need, and the one on Google+ proved to be … Continue reading

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Boat Parts and Supplies

You would think that the cruising life allows you complete freedom to take your boat to any place you want and spend as long as you like. To a certain extent this is true, but in practice there are some … Continue reading

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Sunset Tonga

We watched this beautiful sunset from Tahina while anchored off the island of Nukunamo (mosquito island) in the Ha’apai group of islands in the Kingdom of Tonga. This was in October of 2010. The cone-shaped “mountain” is a volcano on … Continue reading

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Spinnaker Entry to Australia Story

Those of you following us closely know that we had a frustrating time trying to get our spinnaker delivered while we were in Brisbane. Despite the fact that I ordered the sail from Quantum Sails in Capetown back in February, … Continue reading

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Lots of Friends

We’ve been working hard the past month both in moving the boat up from Port Stephens, and performing maintenance and cleaning all over Tahina (to prepare her for our season on the Great Barrier Reef). But, a nice balance to … Continue reading

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Spinnaker Delayed

We mentioned that we placed an order back in February for our new spinnaker from the company that made the original in South Africa. This was to make sure the sail would be ready for shipment when we got back … Continue reading

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Rotten Start to a Boat Project

Today we were doing various cleaning jobs, and then decided to do basic maintenance on our two main electric winches. Which involves disassembling, cleaning, greasing, and re-assembling the parts. Karen wanted to help with this task so she was going … Continue reading

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