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

What we do for popcorn

16 February 2013 | Pittwater, Australia
"It's dead," Jim uttered after failing to coax our microwave back to life. We had returned thirsty and hungry for a snack after paddling in Pittwater and hiking up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse and wanted nothing more than a cold beer and some parmesan and rosemary popcorn while relaxing in the cockpit.

Instead, I went online to find a replacement. The space in Tenaya's galley for our dearly departed little Electrolux was pretty small meaning the replacement had to be equally compact. After hours of searching, I found that LG made a model that would fit into the space with a little modification, but it had been discontinued and the stores were out of stock. GumTree came to the rescue. A student in the Sydney CBD was selling one for $35.

So yesterday Jim and I walked into Avalon and bought a bus pass. Today we paddled 20 minutes to the marina, walked ½ hour to the bus stop, took the 1 ¼ hour bus ride into the center of Sydney and caught a cab in a torrential downpour. For $40 he waited for us to collect our prize and returned us to the bus stop. As today is Saturday, the L90 bus to the northern beaches was packed but I scored a seat next to a man who seemed less than thrilled to have me and the rain-protected microwave plop down next to him.

With a little remodeling and a lot of patience Jim bolted the new microwave in place. It works like a charm and the popcorn tasted ever so good.
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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