SV Tanga

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21 November 2015 | Vuda Point Marina, Fiji Islands
03 November 2015 | Savu Savu, Fiji
23 October 2015 | Savu Savu, Fiji
29 June 2015 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
12 June 2015 | Musket Cove Marina, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
19 September 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
05 September 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
17 August 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
26 July 2014 | Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji
06 July 2014 | Nananu-i-ra Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
04 July 2014 | Nananu-i-ra Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
01 July 2014 | 17 23.614S:177 '47.72E
30 June 2014 | Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
25 June 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
29 May 2014 | Port Denerau Marina, Fiji
21 May 2014 | Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
19 May 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
23 April 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
08 April 2014 | Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
05 March 2014 | Vuda Marina, Fiji

Island Time

01 June 2012 | Taiohae Bay, Nuka Hiva, Marquesas Islands
We've been here, on Nuka Hiva, anchored in Taiohae Bay, for 3 days now and are settling into island time. Sitting in the cockpit every morning, we enjoy our coffee, while watching the sun come up over the volcanic mountains, listening to rooster's cock-a-doodle-do and hearing the waves break on the beach in front of us. Every evening while sitting in the cockpit, we watch the sun go down, still listening to the waves break. We relax in the cockpit until the darkness surrounds us then we venture down to the cabin area and have a later dinner. Not a bad life on island time.

On the first day we arrived in the bay, after we had the anchor set, we celebrated with some ice cold beers (even though it was 9:00am) and took in the scenery. We began the process of turning Tanga from an ocean voyager to a livable home again. Let's just put it this way, the boat was a wreck from being on the ocean for 34 days. The heat and humidity got to us every once in a while, so we would take a wonderful plunge into the water to cool off. That first dive into the water was well worth the 34 day price of admission! Very exciting and great day for us! We weren't sure when we would crash and go to bed, considering we didn't sleep that much the night before due to the excitement. I ended up crashing around 5:00pm and Tom was later in the evening.

On day two, we launched the dingy, loaded the outboard, and headed into town to start the clearing in process. We visited the Gendarmerie Office, filled out the necessary paper work and were then told to go to the bank to post our bond. Here in paradise, the French don't want visitors to overstay their time, so it is required to post a bond, for the price of a plane ticket back to your home country, and then you can stay for 3 months. Unfortunately, the bank's copier isn't working, so we were told to return on Friday to post the bond. After that, we walked the main road a bit, found an open aired place to eat, and we both devoured steak and French fries (our first meal off Tanga in 34 days). While eating our meal, we saw a local eating this piece of fruit, we don't know what kind of fruit it was, but on our way back to our dingy, we bought one of these fruits to eat for breakfast the next day.

Day three was a chore day. We put some tarps up over the cockpit and bow to help provide shade and still allow the wonderful island breeze to pass through. We dropped off our laundry to Yacht Services and bought some Wi-Fi time. While on the quay area, we saw this open van with a menu for crepes right near Yacht Services. So we walked over and ordered up 2 deluxe Crepes. Oh my, this was the best meal we have had in quite some time. The crepes were filled with eggs, Swiss cheese, bacon and ham. So delicious. We then found a small market, bought a pineapple and other one of those fruits. Oh, those fruits we don't know the name of, taste like a grapefruit/orange combo. Very good and very juicy.

This morning, we are enjoying our fresh pineapple and coffee. We'll be heading into town, to drop off our propane tank to get refilled, go to the bank to post our bond, and then we are on the hunt for the very popular French bread. We also will be getting 5 gallons of unleaded gasoline, since we lost our previous jug in the 2nd storm at sea.

Vessel Name: Tanga
Vessel Make/Model: Morgan OutIsland 415
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Tom and Monica
About: Hi and welcome to our website. We are beginning our new journey in life of sailing around the world. Please follow along with us in our new adventures.
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