Tanda Malaika

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FullSizeRenderWe’ve spent so much time trying to come up with a name for our new home.  We’ve heard all the superstitions concerning renaming a boat, but since we aren’t the superstitious type, we are giving her our own name.  Beside, Emma announced to us that she read that if you do rename it, you just have to get a virgin to urinate on your newly named boat, and all ill juju will be washed away.  She, of course, volunteered to do the honors!

We figured that since she’s an African built yacht, she deserves an African name, and the one we have chosen, means “Guardian of the Sea.”  Her name will be Tanda Malaika.  Maybe a little tough for some to pronounce at first, but before you know it, it’ll roll of your tongue beautifully like it does ours.


9 thoughts on “Tanda Malaika

    michelle said:
    March 19, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Love the name.


    Pam Flanders said:
    March 19, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    At least as you make your entries with pictures you are basically writing a family history and Ir stays all in one place.


    Sierra alderson said:
    March 20, 2015 at 12:55 am

    love the name


    Sherry said:
    November 1, 2016 at 11:17 am

    November 1, 2016
    We saw you just sail out of Red Hook and looked up the name since it is so unusual. Waved at your daughter yesterday as she was photographing her watermelon pumpkin. Would have introduced ourselves, but thought you all were charter guests. Wherever you are headed, safe sails always!


      belindagovatos responded:
      November 3, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Hi Sherry,
      dang, if we see you around we’ll stop and say hi. Where are you now?


        Sherry said:
        November 3, 2016 at 2:58 pm

        We are anchored off of Honeymoon Beach (Water Island). Heading in to Crown Bay tomorrow for dinghy maintenance.

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    belindagovatos responded:
    November 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    We are right around the corner at Hawksnest Bay, and will be coming your way tomorrow. We need to pick up a package in Redhook. We’ll keep an eye out for you.


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