Exploring Colombia's wild side - Sailing Tarka ep. 29

Proceeds from this video will go to the Coral Reef Alliance, but you can also support us directly (and specifically the production of these videos) by becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/theadventuresoftarka Tarka is a 1973 Albin Vega 27 (8.2m) that I bought sight-unseen and without sailing experience on the island of St. Martin in April of 2017. I was thrust head-first into ocean sailing as I got Tarka safely south from what would become the most devastating hurricane seasons on record. We are now working our way west towards the Pacific. I am sailing Tarka around the world in part to raise money and awareness for coral conservation by supporting the Coral Reef Alliance. You can learn more here: http://www.theadventuresoftarka.com/fundraiser or visit their website directly: http://www.coral.org If you make a donation to their website directly in Tarka's honor, please send me an e-mail copy of your receipt so I can keep track of Tarka's fundraising. You can forward to: theadventuresoftarka@gmail.com Additional support for Tarka’s sail for CORAL (The Coral Reef Alliance) comes from contributions by: Soylent - Healthy provisioning for the long offshore passages Sta Lok - Swage-less terminals for portions of Tarka’s rigging, making it an easy DIY job and allowing for easy inspection Victron Energy - Providing monitoring solutions for Tarka's batteries, to ensure we always have enough juice to do what we need to. === Music credits: Plastic or Paper - Wes Hutchinson Dance With Me – Ehrling: https://soundcloud.com/ehrling

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Proceeds from this video will go to the Coral Reef Alliance, but you can also support us directly (and specifically the production of these videos) by becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/theadventuresoftarka Tarka is a 1973 Albin Vega 27 (8.2m) that I bought sight-unseen and without sailing experience on the island of St. Martin in April of 2017. I was thrust head-first into ocean sailing as I got Tarka safely south from what would become the most devastating hurricane seasons on record. We are now working our way west towards the Pacific. I am sailing Tarka around the world in part to raise money and awareness for coral conservation by supporting the Coral Reef Alliance. You can learn more here: http://www.theadventuresoftarka.com/fundraiser or visit their website directly: http://www.coral.org If you make a donation to their website directly in Tarka's honor, please send me an e-mail copy of your receipt so I can keep track of Tarka's fundraising. You can forward to: theadventuresoftarka@gmail.com Additional support for Tarka’s sail for CORAL (The Coral Reef Alliance) comes from contributions by: Soylent - Healthy provisioning for the long offshore passages Sta Lok - Swage-less terminals for portions of Tarka’s rigging, making it an easy DIY job and allowing for easy inspection Victron Energy - Providing monitoring solutions for Tarka's batteries, to ensure we always have enough juice to do what we need to. === Music credits: Plastic or Paper - Wes Hutchinson Dance With Me – Ehrling: https://soundcloud.com/ehrling

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mrgravyman
mrgravyman - 2 years ago
Hey guys. How are you finding the hydrovane?
arg ento
arg ento - 2 years ago
This and the sailing Frenchman are the only two channels I watch now. Great content!
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
Really admire that guy!
Average Swede
Average Swede - 2 years ago
Have you done any renovation on your vega? Just got a 27 fot boat aswell but it needs alot of renovation so love to watch your videos and dream away :)
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
Lots of jobs here and there. New up-sized rigging, new SS chain plates, new 3/8"-thick acrylic windows, lots paint work both top and bottom, and many, many little things here and there, but nothing major like re-doing all the woodwork, or adding structural members.
Etienne Dumont
Etienne Dumont - 2 years ago
hahaha the bags of milk goes in a bag holder that's how you keep storing it after opening without spilling it everywhere xD
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
Smashing pumpkins!
Ausbin Pippin
Ausbin Pippin - 2 years ago
Enjoyed your video. As always you make great videos that are very enjoyable to watch. Keep them coming and have a great time on your adventure.
Danny Meares
Danny Meares - 2 years ago
Love that exit music!
Svein-Inge Stangenes
Svein-Inge Stangenes - 2 years ago
Nice movie like always! Longing for a new episode already :-)
Oceanmutt Adventurer
Oceanmutt Adventurer - 2 years ago
Another top class video, well made and great content, one of the best video sailing channels out there.

10. comment for Exploring Colombia's wild side - Sailing Tarka ep. 29

jwrappuhn71
jwrappuhn71 - 2 years ago
Good vid ya'll.
Fredrick Rourk
Fredrick Rourk - 2 years ago
Are you going to go through the Panama Canal?
Fredrick Rourk
Fredrick Rourk - 2 years ago
Ya it's like $2k as well
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
It's always been the plan, but I learned a long time ago not to promise sailing plans to anyone.
Jeremy Crab
Jeremy Crab - 2 years ago
You got away with one refrigerant top up. Next time definitely worth having it vac'd down and recharged with some fresh oil. One fans 2 cents haha.
Jeremy Crab
Jeremy Crab - 2 years ago
+The Adventures of Tarka yeah a top up a two should be safe. Problem is if you don't know the history you could potentially find the compressor failing and putting metal all through the system and causing future failures without a full flush of all lines and both heater exchangers. I wish you could get car air con gas in little bottles like that in Aus haha
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
You're probably right. We decided to give it a shot, and if it didn't work out, we would have found someone to service it, but it's been working trouble-free for 5 months and counting.
peter soakel
peter soakel - 2 years ago
superb vlog. thanks, will bung a few dollars your way. good luck.
Captain Baker
Captain Baker - 2 years ago
The song to close out the show always gets me so jacked up on life.
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
Before I started sailing, hearing Delos' intro always put me in the best mood (and it still does to this day). It's funny how positive associations like that can really have such a big impact.
Mister Professor
Mister Professor - 2 years ago
The girlfreind's name is hard to pronounce. I propose we just refer to her as the "smile machine".
Bryce Statis
Bryce Statis - 2 years ago
Really like the content and the fact that you are sailing a small boat, but you need a bit more of an interesting and upbeat commentary, I have stopped watching a few of the earlier videos half way through cause you were putting me to sleep. But I will continue to like your videos and support you cause I love what you stand for and you are doing a great job.
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
Appreciate the helpful criticism, Bryce!
Leanne Vogel
Leanne Vogel - 2 years ago
Great job. Hope to catch you soon.
Scott Harrell
Scott Harrell - 2 years ago
"That's a good bag of milk"..I chuckled.
arms length
arms length - 2 years ago
You're supposed to use a proper, oval pitcher to hold and pour bags of milk. Just like you use a screw driver instead of a knife to twist in screws. Those pitchers were made of plastic, are very cheap, and you should keep one stowed away somewhere for those parts of the world where they are used extensively.

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Jonathan Bollig
Jonathan Bollig - 2 years ago
hey!
When will you cross the canal? I'm currently in Panama and if it fits timely I would be happy to help you with the line handling (you need 4 of them...)
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
That's awesome Jonathan! We're in San Blas now, and heading to Bocas del Toro soon. If you're still in Panama when we get to the canal, we'll get in touch.
Peter Fehringer
Peter Fehringer - 2 years ago
Cut both top edges of the milk bag and you get it out easy
Jorge Concheyro
Jorge Concheyro - 2 years ago
2 tips for the milk bag "sachet". Cut just very little off from the corner to avoid spills. Get yourself an empty tetrabrick (I'm sure they have 1 litre) from some juice box, open it and put the whole sachet inside (and not just the content). You can put also the whole sachet inside a tall tupperware. The sachet is the cheapest container of all. Cheers!!!!
David Garces
David Garces - 2 years ago
You are most certainly having a wonderful adventure. Best wishes
No Name
No Name - 2 years ago
nice haircut
Ryan Stubblefield
Ryan Stubblefield - 2 years ago
Looking forward to your next video.
Andrew Keir
Andrew Keir - 2 years ago
We are going to Colombia next January (unfortunately by kerosene canary not by boat). Any tips.
gus quintela
gus quintela - 2 years ago
There is a reason why the milk comes in a sachet. Even if you don't speak the local language the friendly Colombian people will be happy to explain to you how to use it properly. Travelling requires an open mind to understand and appreciate the host country culture instead of criticise it.
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
I don't think we were criticizing it as much as we were demonstrating our ignorance to a different packaging. Most liquids come in a similar packaging in Colombia, including gallon-sized bags of water. Though it's probably designed to reduce packaging (and consumer) costs, as well as reduce waste bulk, we also see a lot of these bags floating in the water, and they can't be recycled. Then again, most people in the US don't clean their milk cartons properly for them to be recycled, anyway.
Mister Professor
Mister Professor - 2 years ago
It is designed that way to reduce waste .
Arek kaniewski
Arek kaniewski - 2 years ago
gus quintela exactly. I'm Canadian.we use bags and a pitcher that the bag slides into. No rocket science involved. We have plastic jugs but 2 litre is max. No gallons. Used to have them,but no more where I live.
Michael Randold
Michael Randold - 2 years ago
I have been to Canada on many occasions, they use a plastic pitcher and cut the corner of the bag and put the bag in the pitcher. It pours out just fine that way. I prefer plastic jugs myself.
Arek kaniewski
Arek kaniewski - 2 years ago
gus quintela there are plastic containers that the milk bag sits in. I'm sure they have those at local markets
Nomad Equipment
Nomad Equipment - 2 years ago
If you get a chance I highly recommend Pool Cola, way better than coca cola. Postobon uva and cola is awesome. Also, Pimsleur Spanish lessons lol.
Scott W
Scott W - 2 years ago
Your videos have come a long way in quality since the beginning. You have done a great job. Best wishes to you both.


Stay happy,
Scott

30. comment for Exploring Colombia's wild side - Sailing Tarka ep. 29

Johnny lemon
Johnny lemon - 2 years ago
Who would dislike this?
Charlie Sands
Charlie Sands - 2 years ago
My observations say....both you and Joel (from bums on a boat)...really hit the jackpot on 1st mates. Great content , per usual.
friarfox
friarfox - 2 years ago
Here's a hint on milk. It is also sold in bags in Canada and all you need is a milk bag holder, pretty much a jug that holds the bag. You can probably find one to your liking on Amazon. Here's a page of some but I am sure you can find cheaper in Columbia or Panama. https://www.etsy.com/listing/202748322/ceramic-pitcher-for-milk-bag-ideal
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
So we're learning now (albeit a bit too late). The bags of milk ended up being a non-issue, and we just transferred their contents to other containers for storage in the fridge. I wonder though how their environmental impact compares to other packaging options.
Frank D
Frank D - 2 years ago
How did you get so lucky with Nushta?
Richard Halstead
Richard Halstead - 2 years ago
Another great video!! Cheers. Rick
Soma Devo
Soma Devo - 2 years ago
Cool episode...Nushta's talents to the rescue once again...you two make a good team
Brian Fogg
Brian Fogg - 2 years ago
Love this channel and look forward to each and every video!
Alisdair Jordin
Alisdair Jordin - 2 years ago
I love the realness of your videos, an amazing couple that is inspiring. Awesome work. Kia Kaha from New Zealand
Frank D
Frank D - 2 years ago
Alisdair Jordin : sorry about that whack job Aussie Right wing extremist who killed all those people
Roy Murray Anderson
Roy Murray Anderson - 2 years ago
Really enjoyed your video!
926Trucker
926Trucker - 2 years ago
I always thought Cruisers avoided Columbia because you get harassed by the coast guard at your next few ports of call.....It looks like a really Kool place though.
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
I think times have changed on that front. We had no issues checking in to Panama after Colombia.
lil bug Pony Princess MLP
lil bug Pony Princess MLP - 2 years ago
I watch many sailing videos and am subscribed to many. Sailing Tarka is my absolute favorite.
lil bug Pony Princess MLP
lil bug Pony Princess MLP - 2 years ago
+Noah L There is something extra cozy about Sailing Tarka and VERY real to me. Unfortunately like many others I watch as they get more and more subscribers they lose their appeal. I hope Sailing Tarka can find a balance that I continue to relate to...
Sailspirit99
Sailspirit99 - 2 years ago
My favourite as well ⛵️
Noah L
Noah L - 2 years ago
lil bug Pony Princess MLP
As well as mine, it is more realistic for me to purchase a ship like Tarka
Ophidian
Ophidian - 2 years ago
Bro you must be getting it in down there b/c we have not heard from Tarka in a minute.
Godspeed
1,000 Subs To End T-Series?
1,000 Subs To End T-Series? - 2 years ago
Thanks for sharing your adventure! I just recently stumbled upon your videos and have watched them all since. You kind of sparked a vision in my head. This year, I'm going to make a sailing course and probably also a one week voyage to see how I like it. Also, I researched sailing boats a lot in the last weeks and it really seems that the Albin Vega is an amazing boat! I'm an engineer too and around the same age as you. It's weird how much I can relate to you.
-Diego
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
Awesome! It's always nice to hear how we've inspired other people, because in a lot of ways, that's how I ended up out here in the first place, and it feels appropriate to be passing it on.
Martin Sumner-Smith
Martin Sumner-Smith - 2 years ago
In Canada milk also comes in plastic bags (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_bag). The bags are placed in a pitcher/jug for use. The ones you show in Columbia look to be similar.
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
Very interesting, we weren't aware of this! Many liquids are sold in bags in Colombia, including water.
JOSE M MONTES
JOSE M MONTES - 2 years ago
Hi guys, I have been living in Barranquilla for 5 years and I still can't handle the "liquids in a bag thing", can't drink from them or pour them into a glass without making a mess...
Josh Perry
Josh Perry - 2 years ago
Lovely video. Thank you! Maybe plastic sheeting for those cushions (just spit-balling here!). Keep up the good works & safe travels.
The Adventures of Tarka
The Adventures of Tarka - 2 years ago
That's always been the plan from day one, but I learned a long time ago not to promise anything when it comes to sailing plans.
b1itsjustme
b1itsjustme - 2 years ago
Being handy on a boat is almost everything, cuz paying someone to do it is crazy expensive. I'm headed out shortly to repair my rear thruster. It's in a machinery space about the size you just crawled out of, but I've got 50 lbs and 40 years on you !!!! Not looking forward to it.
I really enjoy your vlog, just found it a few days ago. Sub'd!!
Fair winds...
Ryane3333
Ryane3333 - 2 years ago
Hi Guys, I'm enjoying watching the series so thanks for posting. Lovely nature shots.
Steve
Steve - 2 years ago
First!
Steve
Steve - 2 years ago
Good video! Keep living the dream!

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