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Motoring along

We had a very nice start with winds off the starboard beam for the first few hours from Darwin towards Indonesia. We were averaging 8+ knots through the water, but the tide was coming in so our over ground speed … 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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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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Photos from Passages to Cairns

The album below includes photos from our two week, 1090 nautical mile, journey from Cairns to Darwin. Highlights include some beautiful sunsets, sights from our hike at Margaret Bay to Indian Bay along the trail of blue things, various sailing … Continue reading

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Still Sailing Towards Darwin

We haven’t stopped since we left Gove. We are now near the Goulburn Islands and are making our way to Cape Don. There we may stop to wait for the right tides to go through the Van Diemen Gulf to … Continue reading

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Going for Hole in the Wall

We had a difficult decision leaving Gove to head west. There are several island penninsulas going NE-SW between us and points west. The end point to the far NorthEast (NE) is Cape Wessel. We could go all the way around … Continue reading

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Margaret Bay Anniversary Stop

After our last report, we arrived at Margaret Bay as planned a bit past noon. The only incident along the way was a report by radio, from the boat ahead of us, to watch out for a pole in the … Continue reading

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Heading to Darwin

We left Lizard Island this morning before the crack of dawn. We are currenly making 8+ knots on a broad reach in 20-25 winds. Very nice sailing! We are finally treading new waters for the first time in over two … Continue reading

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Back at Lizard

We had a delightful sail back to Lizard Island from Cairns. We had a brilliant moon during the night. Although the winds were light, it was pleasant and warm during our first night at sail in over two months. We … Continue reading

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