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


31 July 2013 | Panasia, Louisiades, Papua New Guinea
Kate Thomsen
Panasia is a small island in the Louisiade Archipelago of Papau New Guinea. We've been here a week now, anchored in the calm, clear, reef-protected bay under vertical limestone cliffs. Tenaya is the only yacht is this scenic, tranquil place. A consistent breeze keeps us comfortable. Here and there are sandy beaches backed by palms and other greenery.

People paddle up in canoes to trade delicious papayas and bananas as well as yams, potatoes, baskets and shells. Ladies on nearby Brooker Island make clay pottery which they prefer to sell for kina as their island has a store. To the yachts following in our wake - you will have a wonderful opportunity to get to know the kind people here. You will also have fantastic photos ops with their marvelous sailing canoes passing by on the brilliant blue water and the rugged island as a beautiful backdrop.

The folks have very little and are in desperate need of modest clothing for all ages, adult sizes Small and Medium. They also need laundry soap, band-aids, antiseptic ointment and fish hooks size 4 and above. We have been asked for sugar, solar flashlights, cord and rope of all sizes and daypacks.
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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