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Back in Malaysia

We had a short visit to Ko Lipe, our last stop in Thailand, on Monday night. We arrived about 4 PM, and did a last swim in the ultra clear waters there. I spent a few minutes making sure the … Continue reading

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Another Month

Yesterday we made a second trip to Phuket Town to the Customs office. When we visited a week ago, they wouldn’t let us extend our boat for another month because we didn’t yet have our new visas (even though we … Continue reading

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First Days in Kupang

Shortly after our arrival in Kupang, we had a visitor come to our boat. Before leaving Darwin, the Sail Indonesia Rally people told us to contact a man name Ayub who could help us with the customs procedures. Ayub showed … Continue reading

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Tahina Departing Australia Today

Good news! We got our package in this morning. It had our new satellite phone and some parts Karen needs for our sun dodgers in the cockpit. I went to the bank to take care of some tasks and then … 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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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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Very Nice Passage to Australia

We completed our nearly 800 nautical mile passage from New Caledonia to Bundaberg, Australia in just 4 days, 2.75 hours. Thanks to more wind than forecasted, we arrived a day earlier than we planned. The weather was really pleasant with … Continue reading

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Batteries On Board

Our new high-tech Lithium-based batteries finally got sent out from Auckland on Sunday by air shipment. Early Monday morning I got a voice mail on my local cell phone in French. Since it was early, the first french speaking people … Continue reading

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Boating Life: Preparing for New Countries

Since we are preparing to leave Fiji and enter new countries, we need to look ahead at the procedures and formalities for entering countries on our itinerary. Each country has potentially different requirements, restrictions, fees, and procedures. Some (like New … Continue reading

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Tahina Arrives in Fiji

The final day into Fiji was actually quite good – despite another equipment failure. We had a downwind run the whole way. In fact, the winds were again stronger than forecasted – which was good because it would have been … Continue reading

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