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Chilling in Virgin Gorda

We are anchored about a mile from Richard Branson’s private island in Virgin Gorda, BVIs. The picture here is of my feet as I was chillin’ on the front deck in the shade looking at the Bitter End Marina. This … Continue reading

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Tahina Ends up Diverting to Namibia Unexpectedly

We made it out of Simons Town as planned at 2 AM on Thursday. There were some contrary winds and seas as we went down to Cape Point, and we got an unexpected wave as we made the turn which … Continue reading

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Back in the Boatyard

After we arrived in Richards Bay, we were told to tie up at the International wharf which is next to the Tuzi Gazi marina. A local sailboat charter captain gave us directions and helped tie us up. He also gave … Continue reading

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Seven Day Trip to South Africa from Madagascar

We left Mahajanga at the crack of dawn on the 17th of September from our anchorage near Katsepy in the Mahajanga Bay of Madagascar. Our destination was Richards Bay in South Africa about 1400 miles away. Our friends on Solace … Continue reading

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Wildest Ride Yet

We left Sainte Marie on the 15th of August intending to sail 320 miles to Diego Suarez. The winds forecasted were 15-20 knots until we got closer to Diego Suarez where 20-25 knots was expected. Since the angle of the … Continue reading

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Dinghy Repair

The way our life works now is that Tahina – our sailing catamaran – serves as our home. If our sailboat is our home, then our dinghy is our car. It has it’s own little carport on the back of … Continue reading

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Lightning Project Installation Phase

A lot has happened in the month since our lightning strike on September 5th. Just read the previous few posts for a small taste. Our friend Jamie on s/v Totem has been an immense help in figuring out what was … Continue reading

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Water Heater Arrives

Several weeks ago, we developed a weird problem with our water heater. Only, we didn’t know initially it was the water heater. First, we had these mysterious runnings of our main fresh water pump. Usually this means there’s a leak … Continue reading

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Solar Progress and Boat Problem Solved

According to our solar regulator control panel: 12,832 Amp Hours were generated by Tahina’s solar panels in the last 12 months. We have seven 85W panels. The boat was at Marinas, motoring, or otherwise had low power demands on many … 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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