Adventures of North Star

Follow the Adventures of Kim and Steve aboard their yacht North Star!

09 July 2019
08 July 2019
04 July 2019
02 July 2019
31 May 2019 | Copra Shed, Savusavu, Fiji
28 March 2018
05 March 2018 | Queenstown view from the top of the gondola.
21 May 2016 | Tahiti, French Polynesia
14 September 2015
12 September 2015 | In Maupiti
17 August 2015 | Huahine, French Polynesia
13 July 2015 | Anyse Amyot-North End of Taou
20 June 2015 | Fakarava-South Pass
18 June 2015 | Fakarava-South Pass
11 June 2015 | Fakarava-South, Harifa
06 June 2015 | Fakarava, North Pass

Another Update from Cartagena

30 January 2012
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During the holidays we returned home for a great time at Christmas. We spent the time running errands, gathering up all the "necessary" items we can't find here (there are differing opinions on what the word necessary actually means), squeezing in a few Dr. appointments and visiting with family and friends. Dad and Linda were able to make the trip down and we had a great time visiting with them, Jen and Victoria and Matt and Seth and Shawn.

While we were home, Michael decided to move back to the house. We were very busy trying to help him get things organized and cleaned up.

When we returned to Cartagena we got the primer Flavit needed ordered and on its way. Flavit realized he wanted to primer the entire boat again two days before we were leaving to come home. Unfortunately, all of the international shippers that we are familiar with shut down mid December till after the first week in January. The primer arrived on the day scheduled and the week was busy getting the boat taped and read to be sprayed. The coachroof was sprayed on Saturday morning and today more sanding has begun. We have had several conversations about not sanding all of the primer off this time. The crew is sanding by hand with a high number sandpaper so we hope we will have a smooth surface with plenty of primer left on the boat. They are really into sanding here. We also had a try in of the hardtop. Steve was pleased with the work. A few hours after test fit the hardtop was back on the ground for some fine tuning.

We have been going to the Wednesday night cruisers pizza at Pacho y Guillos in Manga. It is a fun night and usually very crowded.

We have also been to town a few times and enjoyed the activity and had a few good dinners. We had dinner at the newer restaurant called La Guera Milagrosa Taquera Cantina, owned by the same people as Mila's. (We have not eaten at Mila's yet but have heard good reviews and it seems to always be crowded). Mexican food, loud music and nice surroundings. Steve and Tim had a meal of chicken and steak that comes in a big iron pot with several flat tortillas to wrap around the meat. Also had a great meal at a restaurant called Brangus in the food court at the mall across the street from the fort. This mall is only one year old. Very nice and clean with a movie theater and a bowling alley.

We went to the fort on Sunday. Cost, about $8 US dollars per person. The fort was in very good shape and maintained well. The tunnels below the fort were winding and vast. The sun is very hot right now but the breeze has been great. In the morning there may be a lull in the wind but by early afternoon the breeze has really picked up. This is great for keeping cool but we are hoping for a few days with no wind when it is time to paint. There has not been one day of rain since our return on Jan 4th. Not really even any clouds. The dust is swirling everywhere from the roads and big trucks.
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Vessel Name: North Star
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 52, Center Cockpit
Hailing Port: Clearwater, Florida
Crew: Steve and Kim
About:
Steve has been sailing for about 45 years, starting with Optimist pram racing in St. Petersburg, FL many years ago. Steve and Kim sailed the waters of Florida, the Bahamas and the Gulf of Mexico for 10 years on our prior boat, Breath of Heaven. [...]
Extra: North Star is a 1988 Tayana 52, center cockpit, a Robert Perry design.
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