Adventures at Sea

Vessel Name: TabbyCat
Vessel Make/Model: Maine Cat 41 catamaran
About: Come sail with us: click here for TabbyCat Charters
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22 February 2019
28 January 2019
28 May 2018
12 May 2018 | Oahu Hawaii
07 April 2018 | Bushy Park
05 March 2018
25 November 2017
10 October 2017 | Nuku 'Aloofa, Tonga
23 June 2017 | Whangaeri Town Basin
13 April 2017 | Work done mostly in New Zealnd, with a little done in the Marshall Islands
02 October 2016
12 September 2016
23 May 2016
07 May 2016
22 December 2015
10 November 2015
02 September 2015
24 June 2015 | Fiji
30 May 2015 | Leaving the Marshall Islands
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22 February 2019

Waiheke Island

We left Gulf Harbor, happy to have our watermaker repaired, since there has been little rain in New Zealand over the last month. Next stop: a rendezvous with Colin's college friend, Marian, and company. After a delightful evening dinner at sister Janine's house, we met up on the boat the next day. The sun was out and everyone enjoyed swimming, paddleboarding and just hanging out on the boat. Janine went home for some well deserved peace and quiet, but the rest of the group spent the night on TabbyCat. Gin & Tonics were consumed late into the wee hours and everyone got a good night's sleep, especially Charlie. (Click here for more photos)

28 January 2019

Afloat!

We're finally afloat after a long hiatus. Lots of land travel (7 countries in 7 months) and much work in the yard has intervened between our last trip out on TabbyCat and now. We're happy to report that we have all new electronics, including a chartplotter, AIS, depthsounder, wind instruments and Radar, [...]

28 May 2018

Scotland

We had a delightful visit to Scotland's Isle of Harris with friends Mike & Jill. The weather swung back and forth between "atmospheric" to "lovely" and we managed to get in quite a a bit of bog trotting and beach walks, not to mention a visit to the Harris tweed shop and the local distillery. The scenery was so dramatic - we were taking 100 photographs a day - making it difficult to decide which photo to use as the header for this blog. If you'd like to see more amazing Scotland photos, click here....

12 May 2018 | Oahu Hawaii

Hawaii 5-0 !

Yes, we really did stop for a day in Hawaii enroute to Scotland! One of the best Ukelele stores in the world is at the north end of Oahu, so we rented a car for the day and enjoyed a scenic drive to the north end of the island. We met Cory of "Hawaii Music Supply" aka "the Ukelele Site" who guided [...]

07 April 2018 | Bushy Park

Whanganui

We spent traveled to Whanganui for Easter. Much chocolate was consumed in the evenings, and good times were had on the black sand beaches with Hadley and family. Rick, thanks for getting the hot tub heated up, that was a real treat! Boz - thanks for being such a great host , cooking and arranging for [...]

05 March 2018

Whangarei Gardens

We were pleased to have Marty & Gabby join us for a week aboard TabbyCat. Since we're currently based in Whangarei, we decided to show them the lovely gardens in the old rock quarry. There are some truly amazing and exotic plants to be seen! We spent the better part of the afternoon there, and didn't [...]

Waiheke Island

22 February 2019
Susan Waters
We left Gulf Harbor, happy to have our watermaker repaired, since there has been little rain in New Zealand over the last month. Next stop: a rendezvous with Colin's college friend, Marian, and company. After a delightful evening dinner at sister Janine's house, we met up on the boat the next day. The sun was out and everyone enjoyed swimming, paddleboarding and just hanging out on the boat. Janine went home for some well deserved peace and quiet, but the rest of the group spent the night on TabbyCat. Gin & Tonics were consumed late into the wee hours and everyone got a good night's sleep, especially Charlie. (Click here for more photos)

Afloat!

28 January 2019
We're finally afloat after a long hiatus. Lots of land travel (7 countries in 7 months) and much work in the yard has intervened between our last trip out on TabbyCat and now. We're happy to report that we have all new electronics, including a chartplotter, AIS, depthsounder, wind instruments and Radar, which took longer than expected, since we had to replace the long cable that runs down the mast. As usual, we're a bit behind our "schedule". While waiting for parts to arrive, we enjoyed watching junks sailing the river, and the riggers working on a tall ship across the way.
We spent the weekend in "the Nook" a lovely little anchorage at the mouth of the Whangarei River, getting used to cruising again and enjoying the lovely NZ scenery. Rolling hills, horses & cows grazing on the hills, bright sunshine glinting off the aquamarine water - it makes all that hard work scaping the bottom and painting all worth it. If the weather holds, we'll be off to Great Barrier Island tomorrow for our first major sail of 2019 click here for a few more photos of Whangarei

Scotland

28 May 2018
We had a delightful visit to Scotland's Isle of Harris with friends Mike & Jill. The weather swung back and forth between "atmospheric" to "lovely" and we managed to get in quite a a bit of bog trotting and beach walks, not to mention a visit to the Harris tweed shop and the local distillery. The scenery was so dramatic - we were taking 100 photographs a day - making it difficult to decide which photo to use as the header for this blog. If you'd like to see more amazing Scotland photos, click here....

Hawaii 5-0 !

12 May 2018 | Oahu Hawaii
Yes, we really did stop for a day in Hawaii enroute to Scotland! One of the best Ukelele stores in the world is at the north end of Oahu, so we rented a car for the day and enjoyed a scenic drive to the north end of the island. We met Cory of "Hawaii Music Supply" aka "the Ukelele Site" who guided Colin through his choice of instrument, gave him a few pointers, and amazed us both with his musical talent. Thanks Cory!Cory & Colin
Ukeleles

Whanganui

07 April 2018 | Bushy Park
We spent traveled to Whanganui for Easter. Much chocolate was consumed in the evenings, and good times were had on the black sand beaches with Hadley and family. Rick, thanks for getting the hot tub heated up, that was a real treat! Boz - thanks for being such a great host , cooking and arranging for our entertainment each day. We're looking forward to returning the favor in a country of your choice!
click here to see more photos from our trip...

Whangarei Gardens

05 March 2018
We were pleased to have Marty & Gabby join us for a week aboard TabbyCat. Since we're currently based in Whangarei, we decided to show them the lovely gardens in the old rock quarry. There are some truly amazing and exotic plants to be seen! We spent the better part of the afternoon there, and didn't even walk all the trails.
More photos of the quarry

Click here to see more photos...
TabbyCat's Photos - Tonga & North Minerva
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The wreck off Big Mama
Big Mama
Surreal water: We anchored right on the line between shallow (10
Very large flying fish landed on TabbyCat
View of the fleet at North Minerva: 17 boats!
How did this rock get here?
Can you see the fish?
 
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