Category Archives: Weather

Planning for Next Destination

Although we are making good progress at the boatyard, we won’t be back in the water until at least the end of the week after Easter. We will have to do some sea trials after all the work done on … Continue reading

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Great Sadness Over Coral Death

One of the big reasons we have been anxious to make our circumnavigation has been to see the wonders of tropical islands before pollution and climate change destroy these delicate environments. We have personally witnessed the devastation of coral reefs … Continue reading

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Stormy Trip to Ha’apai

We finally left Vava’u – the northern group of islands in the Kingdom of Tonga – after nearly a month of cruising. We really enjoyed that place! After we got cleared out and got our fuel, we spent the next … Continue reading

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Tahina News from Pago Pago

This is a rare photo of the Pago Pago anchorage during a sunny moment (I think it was raining an hour later). I had no idea it rained so much in Pago Pago! We read they get 125 inches of … Continue reading

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Trip to Rarotonga

On Sunday, before leaving Aitutaki, we went ashore and used our scooters to go to the hotel Tamanu Beach which has WIFI for rent. Made some Skype calls home to our daughters, downloaded weather data, wrote blog posts, etc. Then … Continue reading

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Reef Encounter

Wednesday night started out with a beautiful sunset. There were squalls on the horizon with huge fluffy clouds lit up in a thousand shades of red and orange. The winds had started clocking around to the north as forecasted. We … Continue reading

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Arrival to Eastern Tuamotus

We finally completed our 5 day beat upwind from Tahiti. But, we didn’t end up in Amanu as expected. Our last day was the worst of all with 25 knots of true wind fighting us the whole way (meaning we … Continue reading

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What a Bouncy Ride!

[NOTE: This message was supposed to go out a couple of days ago, but missed being published.] We are beating our way against 20+ knot winds. It’s been a rough ride on all of us, including Tahina. First we had … Continue reading

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Passage to Cartagena, Colombia

For several weeks, we’ve been keeping an eye on the weather between Aruba and Cartagena. There’s an area just north of Cartagena that is notorious for strong winds. A river comes out to sea near Barranquilla and the contrary currents … Continue reading

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Trip to Bequia More Adventure Than Wanted

We intended to go back north to Bequia this week to pick up some stuff we had shipped there. We ordered a maintenance kit to fix our leaky fresh water pump, and the new laptop will be coming hopefully later … Continue reading

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