Tag Archives: Preparations

Projects in Grenada

We have been busy with lots of little projects on the boat since we arrived from our 20-day passage from St. Helena 11 days ago. We also have been cleaning up and re-arranging things for our guests who are arriving … Continue reading

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Preparations for Big Crossing and Delay

We began on Thursday to do our final preparations to depart South Africa and sail across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean. We expect it to take over 30 days with a few days stop at St. Helena. Our route … Continue reading

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Mahajanga

Our last planned stop in Madagascar was the city of Mahajanga. We planned to do one last provisioning run there before we left to sail down the Mozambique Channel to South Africa. We had a weather window that looked good … Continue reading

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Last Trip to Singapore

Today I’m leaving before the crack of dawn for my last eye doctor follow-up. The eye seems fine, so I’m pretty sure this will go smoothly. A boat that parked next to us in the marina has a UK couple … Continue reading

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About One Week Left

The last week has seen a lot of progress in our preparations for the Indian Ocean crossing. I’ve updated the map shown on the right of our main page and blog, which links to an interactive version which you can … Continue reading

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Preparations Continue

Not a lot of exciting news to report for the last week or so. We have been working diligently on the boat preparation project list. Many of the jobs are cleaning, organizing, buying provisions, and storing stuff away. We have … 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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Preparing to Head South

Karen stayed on the boat while I made the two day trip to Sydney for Google Developer Day. I had a good time at my first technical conference in over two years. It was fun seeing some of the latest … Continue reading

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Preparing for Australia

After spending a day recovering from jet lag from our trip to Rome, we spent a day at the marina where we kept Tahina doing some basic chores. Mostly the chores involved taking advantage of the marina facilities: shore power, … Continue reading

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Looking At Saturday

The weather forecasts are consistent now. We are still looking at a Saturday departure. Today we’ll be trying to get an appointment for the customs clearance, and getting the car sold. We also have our final run for provisions to … Continue reading

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