Tenaya Travels

04 April 2014 | Ao Po Marina, Phuket, Thailand
11 November 2013 | Koror, Palau
05 September 2013 | Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
05 September 2013 | The Louisiades, Papua New Guinea
12 August 2013 | Panapompom, Louisiades, Papua New Guinea
02 August 2013 | Panasia, Louisiades, Papua New Guinea
01 August 2013 | Panasia, Louisiades, Papua New Guinea
31 July 2013 | Panasia, Louisiades, Papua New Guinea
17 July 2013 | Cairns, Australia
30 June 2013 | Whitehaven Beach
17 June 2013
24 May 2013 | Gladstone Marina, Australia
15 March 2013 | Sydney Harbour
16 February 2013 | Pittwater, Australia
29 January 2013 | Coffs Harbour Marina, Australia
11 January 2013 | Brisbane, Australia
04 January 2013 | California
24 November 2012 | Fraser Island
03 November 2012 | Chesterfield Reefs


24 November 2012 | Fraser Island
We slowed Tenaya down so we would arrive in Bundaberg, Australia after first light. Despite what we've read about Customs and Quarantine, they allowed us to tie to the Q dock quickly and then came on board immediately. The guys were incredibly polite, professional and pretty darn funny.

Fearing they would take away some our many souvenirs from Vanuatu, I was pleased when the officer opened each sealed plastic bag, sniffed for bug spray, looked closely for dead bugs, found none, and pronounced everything okay to keep. Yippee! So many things have sentimental value. The only items not allowed were some necklaces made of certain seeds and shells, and the usual food items.

A week after arriving with us in the Port 2 Port Rally, Steve left Tenaya to go back home. He became part of the family in the six weeks he was on board and we will miss him. We appreciate his kind and mellow disposition, willingness to help and clean, and having coffee ready each morning. The perfect crew!

Tenaya is anchored at the Kingfisher Resort, Fraser Island, in the Great Sandy Strait. Fraser Island is listed as a World Heritage Site and is gorgeous. It is the largest sand island in the world and home to the purest lines of dingos (wild dogs) in the country.

Next stop: Mooloolaba.
Vessel Name: Tenaya
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg-Rassy 40
Hailing Port: San Diego, California
Crew: Jim & Katie Thomsen
We bought Tenaya in Holland in 2006 and sailed her to the Med, across to the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, across the Pacific to New Zealand. In 2012 we circumnavigated New Zealand and went back to Vanuatu, then to Australia. [...]
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Who: Jim & Katie Thomsen
Port: San Diego, California
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