More Fun in the Abacos
Photos from our fun times with s/v Salty Ginger and s/v Gromit and their family crews around the Abacos!
Jun 4, 2015
Abacos Part 1
Photos from our first week in the Abacos of the Bahamas. Scenes from Lanyard Cay, Pelican Cay, and Tilloo Cay from the beaches, anchorages, underwater, and from a kite!
May 29, 2015
A collection of photos from Flamingo Cays and Water Cays in the Ragged Islands south of Exuma, Bahamas. Included are photos from our boat Tahina, on shore on the beaches, underwater snorkeling, and a few shots from a kite of our boat and Water Cays.
May 19, 2015
Pictures from our 2015 visit to BVIs and USVIs
May 8, 2015
Friends Visit St. Lucia
Our friends Andy and Aliza visited us while we were at St. Lucia. We had a great time!
Apr 9, 2015
Great Stone Top Hike
Went on a hike on the southeast corner of St Helena with Chris and Fiona of s/v ThreeShips. We drove to the trail head at Bell Stone, and then walked 3.5 km to Great Stone Top which is at the top of a hill with sheer cliffs straight to the sea and a great overlook of the new airport.
Feb 25, 2015
Pictures from our visit to St. Helena. We sailed there from Africa on our sailing catamaran Tahina in mid-February 2015. It has huge cliffs on the sides with little vegetation, but up top there are beautiful forests, pastures, and houses on steep hills and craggy peaks.
Feb 23, 2015
Luderitz and Ghost Town
Pictures from our visit to Luderitz, Namibia and the diamond ghost town which is one of the main tourist attractions nearby.
Feb 20, 2015
Kruger Second Visit
This album shows the wide variety of animal, reptile, insect, and bird species we saw durin our second visit to Kruger with our daughter Ren and her boyfriend Patrick. Particular highlights were the lion encounter, cheetah, and wild dogs.
Jan 16, 2015
Cape Town Visitors
Sightseeing in Cape Town with Ren and Patrick.
Jan 13, 2015
Kruger Part 2
Last set of photos from our first trip to Kruger Park with Trisha
Dec 25, 2014
Kruger - Part 1
Our first two days in Kruger involved our driving through the park to Oliphant Camp, doing a night tour (where we saw a leopard!), going the next day to Lataba Camp with viewings along the way, and did a sunset tour in te evening.
Dec 23, 2014
Safari Walk at Kruger
This was our first walk in the wild at Kruger with two park guides from Lataba Camp carrying guns. They had us walk single file and told us to be quiet.
Frank had this amazing elephant encounter during a solo drive into the safar at Kruger park (while Karen and Trisha were napping).
Our first night tour during our stay at Olifants camp. We had to use spotlights as we drove the roads in the dark. Frank spotted a leopard not far off the road in tall grass. It had recently killed a hare and was having it for dinner. We were almost back to the camp at the end of the tour when we found it. The photos are taken from a video camera and are low resolution.
Crocodile Fish Kill
While at Kruger I was looking far up the river and spotted some crocodile just barely visible. Suddenly one made a flurry of movent and saw him kill and eat a huge fish.
Dec 22, 2014
Signal Hill Trip
We went from Simons Town over the mountains to the coastline. We went by Long Beach and then to Hout Bay for lunch. Then we drove to the top of Signal Hill. Gina and I did the hike to the top of Lions Head with spectacuar views of Cape Town, the bay, the coast, and Table Mountain.
Dec 14, 2014
The Heads at Knysna
We managed to sail through the dramatic entrance to Knysna - a beautiful sheltered harbor, and charming tourist town, on the river that made the entrance. We anchored near the very welcoming Knysna Yacht Club.
Dec 8, 2014
African Safari Wildlife Sample
We visited the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Park and the St Lucia iSiMangaliso Wetland Park on a 3 day trip from Richards Bay. These were our first ever Africa game parks and we had a fantastic time. This is just a sample of the animals we saw. Still processing the hundreds of photos and videos we took.
Oct 23, 2014
African Lion pride at night
We took a guided night tour and the highlight for sure was the pride of lions we found near the road. There were a magnificent male and female, another male with two cubs, and several others we didn't get as close a look at. These are snapshots from video we took.
Oct 20, 2014
Pictures of our trip down and visit to Mahajanga, which is one of the largest coastal towns in Madagascar. We went to the city to do a last provisioning run before leaving for South Africa.
Sep 15, 2014
We only had the morning to explore Moramba, but what a great time! We saw lots of wildlife (birds, eagles, fish, rays, lemurs, turkeys, and more), beautiful trees, beaches, a little resort, and more. Check it out!
Sep 13, 2014
Russian Bay to Baramahamay Bay
After leaving Nosy Be, we stopped at Russian Bay for a night. The next day we sailed first to Nosy Iranja for lunch - most awesome beaches! Then we sailed to the mouth of Baramahamay Bay which is up a river. We saw a most awesome sunset there.
Sep 12, 2014
First Lemurs at Komba and Nosy Be
We sailed to Komba to go on a guided tour with Lemurs, beautiful anchorage, and lemurs that sit on your shoulder for hand feeding/pictures! Went also went to a wild park (lemurs don't hand feed) as well on Nosy Be. Along the way we saw whales in the bay south of Nosy Be.
Sep 4, 2014
Crater Bay and Hellville
Pictures from our days at Crater Bay and Hellville on Nosy Be in Madagascar
Aug 31, 2014
Sakatia and First Trip to Hellville
Aug 29, 2014
Cape Rounding and Nosy Hara
Photos from our sail around the top of Madagascar (Cap d'Andre) and our stop at Nosy Hara which is a beautiful high-cliff island and a National Park.
Aug 23, 2014
Snorkeling Nosy Hara
A sample of the snorkeling at Nosy Hara
Aug 18, 2014
Sainte Marie Madagascar
Pictures of our visit to Sainte Marie, Madagascar
Aug 13, 2014
This album shows photos from our trip to the cirques of Cilaos on the island of Réunion. One of the most spectacular volcanic mountain regions we have ever seen.
Aug 2, 2014
Cap Noir Reunion
Our first cirque near Le Port in Reunion on the road up to Dos D'An. Karen decided she wanted to take the walk to the Cap Noir viewpoint. She liked it so much she decided to do the rest of the trail. The views were spectacular!
Jul 31, 2014
Images from our visit so far to Mauritius including some of the main sightseeing destinations.
Jul 11, 2014
Photos from the island of Rodrigues which is part of Mauritius. One of the highlights is the tortoise reserve where they are trying to bring back land tortoise to the island.
Jun 6, 2014
The Rip Underwater
Underwater photos from "The Rip" off Direction Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands - located in the Indian Ocean 600 miles southwest of Jakarta.
May 17, 2014
Kite Aerial Photos at Cocos
Photos taken from a kite with a remote control camera rig and an GoPro Hero
Miscellaneous photos of Cocos Islands on better weather days.
May 15, 2014
Phang Nga and James Bond Island
Pictures from our visit to the Phang Nga islands - a magical place in Thailand. Site of "James Bond Island" - the island where "The Man With the Golden Gun" was shot.
Feb 16, 2014
Thailand Phuket Area
Miscellaneous photos from cruising in Thailand
Jan 30, 2014
Start of our cruising in Thailand - Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta.
Jan 9, 2014
Reback Marina and Resort
A few photos while at Rebak Marina over the Christmas/New Year holidays
Jan 4, 2014
Angkor Thom is a large area with many temples, a royal palace, and other facades and sculptures.
Dec 19, 2013
The Lady Temple
Banteay Srei is also known as "The Lady Temple". It is a beautiful pink-colored temple with exquisite carvings. It's a 35km ride outside Siem Reap. Definitely worth the trip!
Dec 18, 2013
Pictures from our visit to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Dec 17, 2013
Angkor Thom is a beautiful site with trees overgrowing the ruins. It is also the site where Lara Croft was filmed in Cambodia. The one where she went in under a tree.
Tahina's New Navigation System
Pictures of our new NMEA 2000-based Navico (B&G and Simrad) boat systems, and using the system off Android and OpenCPN.
Oct 20, 2013
Lightning Project Parts Arrive
A few shots of our new products arriving.
Oct 4, 2013
Lightning Project Phase I
A few shots of our project to start removing old parts and document what we removed for insurance.
Sep 28, 2013
The crew of s/v Totem have a family tradition of holding an annual special rummy card tournament. Tahina hosted the Pan Pacific version of the tournament on August 31, 2012. Three very nice gold/silver/bronze medals were awarded to the winners.
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
Pictures of our visit to Palau Redang on s/v Tahina. Awesome anchorage, nice resort, great beaches, and great diving/snorkeling around the island.
Aug 10, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 9, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Sentosa Island in Sinapore
These are some photos during our stay on Sentosa Island in Singapore at the One° 15 Marina. A few photos of the Sentosa Resort and it's large merlion statue are shown. Finally, a few photos as we departed Singapore by boat.
Apr 10, 2013
Screen shots showing how we turned parts os Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia green in Ingress on the same day.
Apr 6, 2013
Pano Test for G+
Mar 19, 2013
Singapore Early February
A few photos of sightseeing in Singapore before Chinese New Year, Year of the Lion/Snake
Feb 6, 2013
This is the "night" market in Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia. A weekly event on Tuesday nights where you can get fresh cooked food and produce. There's also clothing and other flea-market-like goods.
Jan 25, 2013
Views of Kuala Lumpur including visit to KL Tower, Petronas Towers, and more
Jan 10, 2013
Pictures from our crossing to Singapore and sightseeing there
Nov 5, 2012
A few photos of our visit to Belitung
Oct 24, 2012
Pictures of our visit to Bali, Indonesia
Oct 9, 2012
Scenes of Lombok mostly from our 1-day tour there. We really enjoyed this tour and Lombok
Oct 8, 2012
Gili Lawa Laut and Diving
Amazing diving and snorkeling here
Oct 5, 2012
Dragons at Rinca
Photos from our visit to Rinca (pronounced Rincha) Island where we saw Komodo Dragons and more.
Sep 29, 2012
Trip to Kupang
These are photos of our passage to Kupang, our arrival, and a few of the sights we saw in Kupang
Sep 26, 2012
A few shots while we were in Darwin - we were so busy preparing to leave, we didn't take a lot of pictures.
Sep 20, 2012
Cairns to Darwin
A few photos from our 1090 nautical mile, two week, passages to Darwin. We stopped at Lizard Island, Margaret Bay, Seisia, and Gove on the way.
Sep 12, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Snorkeling Lizard Island
Shots from snorkeling at Lizard Island. First at the Giant Clam "farm" next to the anchorage. And then by Horshoe Reef in the lagoon.
Jun 28, 2012
Pictures of our ride on the gondola, visit to Kuranda village, and the ride back by train to Cairns.
Jun 20, 2012
This time we did a whirlwind tour of the Whitsundays with our daughter before leaving to head north. We did some scuba dives this time and saw some nice coral/fish.
Jun 16, 2012
A few shots from our walk to the forts on Magnetic Island. Including the koala we saw off the trail there.
Jun 15, 2012
Whitsundays Part II
Pictures from our first trip to the Whitsundays with the Horch family.
Jun 9, 2012
Whitsundays - Part I
At the Whitsundays and on the Great Barrier Reef
Jun 4, 2012
Our brief one-night stay at Lady Musgrave. A beautiful place with reportedly good snorkeling. It rained overnight and forecasts were for worse later. So we left the next morning.
May 21, 2012
Anchor and Chain Galvanized
Re-installing the freshly galvanized anchor and chain at Bundaberg Port Marina. It doesn't get easier than having a fork lift deliver it right to the bow on the fuel dock!
May 20, 2012
Our trip north from Port Stephens was pretty wild. The winds built to 30-35 Knots with seas 4-5 m. Some photos from the passage, and a series showing us making the entrance at Yamba under scary conditions!
Mar 17, 2012
Departing Port Stephens
A few photos as we left Port Stephens starting with some last shots while at Soldiers Point, then Broughton Island. Awesome sunrise as we departed to head north.
Mar 16, 2012
A few photos from our visits to Melbourne
Mar 9, 2012
Tasmania Day 1
A few photos from our first day in Tasmania driving from Devonport to the Freycinet National Park at Coles Bay.
Mar 4, 2012
Western Plains Zoo
We visited the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. An interesting zoo where you can drive, walk, or bike from exhibit to exhibit. A road takes you around through the big fields where the animals can roam and graze (if that's what they do).
Feb 24, 2012
Trip to Dubbo
A few photos from our road trip to Dubbo from Soldiers Point.
Feb 23, 2012
A few photos from our visit at Soldiers Point, Port Stephens in Australia.
Feb 21, 2012
As often happens when we go to see, a pod of dolphin joined us on our way out of Broken Bay up the coast of Australia. About 20 were dancing back and forth off the two bows of our catamaran.
Feb 14, 2012
A few shots from our brief visit to Katoomba it he Blue Mountains. The main sight we saw was the Three Sisters.
Feb 13, 2012
Stray Kittys Visit Tahina
Our friends from s/v Stray Kitty came to Sydney to visit and stayed on Tahina. They had just sold their boat and are doing some travel before heading home to Canada.
Jan 18, 2012
Sydney New Year's Fireworks
We got to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks in Sydney Harbour from our boat. Amazing!
Dec 31, 2011
Sydney Hobart Race Start
We took photos of the start of the 2011 Sydney Hobart from the north end of the Sydney Harbour (just east of North Head). We were sitting on some rocks on an island near Quarantine Bay.
Dec 26, 2011
Shots from our visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia
Entering Sydney Harbour
Photos from our first time to sail into Sydney Harbour. It was a cloudy day, but I used some HDR techinques to help make the photos interesting. The photos OF Tahina were taken by Alan Smith - who was located up on top of North Heads at the point.
Dec 16, 2011
While at the end of last month, I took some pictures of a sunrise while sailing at sea. I just got around to processing the photos and realized I had captured a very rare double-sun sunrise! This is NOT photoshopped!
Dec 11, 2011
Stop in Manly
Nov 28, 2011
These are our photos from visiting Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo, and also a few shots from our passage down to Brisbane
Nov 19, 2011
Down to Mooloolaba
A few photos from our trip down to Mooloolaba, and of the town and beach
Nov 18, 2011
Fraser Island Australia
PIctures from our visit to Fraser Island where we rented a 4WD vehicle. We saw the shipwreck of Maheno, the Pinacles, Eli Creek, and some freshwater lakes. We also saw some wildlife.
Nov 15, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
Grand Trail Hike
We took a 15km hike on a part of the Grand Trail.
Oct 9, 2011