Category Archives: Preparations

Leaving Belitung Tonight

This is just a quick post to say we are departing Belitung. Not because we want to, but because we need to continue our way to Singapore because of various time factors. We actually had a very unique experience here … Continue reading

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Leaving Bali

We have had a great time in Bali, but we need to get moving. Our parts arrived on Thursday and were installed on Friday. So, the boat is as ready as she needs to be to get going. We are … Continue reading

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Seacock Problem

We had a wonderful four days in Ubud, Bali at a nice hotel at very reasonable prices. I will be writing about that later and sharing photos of our tour up there in the mountains amongst the many hindu temples, … 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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Departure From Cairns Next Week

Late yesterday the doctor called me on my cell phone. He had consulted with the primary ophthalmologist at the hospital with the results from my last visit. He wanted to call me to let me know they confirmed his diagnosis … Continue reading

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Bad Medicine

After over two years of traveling by sailboat, half way around the world, I’ve learned a thing or two about the troubles of having things shipped out for delivery to our boat. I have just one medicine I take routinely, … 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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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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Busy Busy

Since we returned from our road trip, we have been busy prepping to continue north. On Tuesday we moved Tahina to the fuel dock so we could take care of tanks. Unfortunately, their pump out system wasn’t working right, so … Continue reading

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