Thu Oct 17 17:00 2019 NZDT
GPS: 16 40.908S 179 52.531W
Run: 75.3nm (136.3km)
Weather: Troughy weather, but most clouds are to our west. Some blue patches overhead here at the anchorage of Matei, Taveuni.

Anchored off Matei, Taveuni.

Sat Oct 5 16:30 2019 NZDT
GPS: 17 20.629S 178 58.286W
Run: 127.5nm (230.8km)
Weather: 18-22kn SE, 100% clouds, rain showers

All is well. Had an "atheletic" downwind sail from Komo to Lakeba to Vanua Balavu. Now anchored in a sheltered cove on the W side of Susui to wait out the coming weather.

Sat Sep 7 7:12 2019 NZST
GPS: 19 08.917S 178 33.959W
Run: 153.1nm (277.1km)

At anchor in Fulanga after a 30 hour passage Thu-Fri down from Savusavu. Beautiful here! Encountered floating pumice patches on the way down as we sailed through the Lau Group. Only minor scratches to the paint on the bow. We see occasional pumice bits floating even here in the lagoon.

Tue Aug 27 9:21 2019 NZST
GPS: 21 10.389S 179 31.508W
Run: 139.6nm (252.7km)
Avg: 8.2knts
24hr: 195.9nm
Weather: 20knts ESE, still big swells from SSW about 7-9ft but diminishing with SE 3-5ft on top, 1017.2 baro, clear skies now, was overcast all night

all is well, letting Andiamo run a bit now that the sun is up and while a bouncy ride, we are doing 8-10 kn

Mon Aug 26 16:15 2019 NZST
GPS: 23 08.302S 179 01.101W
Run: 33.8nm (61.2km)
Weather: 15knts SE, big swell from SSW about 10ft, 1018.8 baro, 50% clouds

all is well, departed Minerva Reef this morning at 8am bound for Savusavu.

Thu Aug 22 15:36 2019 NZST
GPS: 23 37.059S 178 54.545W
Run: 178.3nm (322.7km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79.2nm
Weather: 1 kn E, calm, 1014.8 baro, 30% clouds clear to south and cloudy to north

At anchor at Minerva reef. Got in yesterday morning. All is well. Gorgeous here.

Tue Aug 20 9:36 2019 NZST
GPS: 25 46.886S 179 32.615E
Run: 358.3nm (648.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.2nm
Weather: 2knts SW, flat seas with long swell, 1013.7 baro, clear sky

all is well, had a nice sail yesterday morning and caught a Mahi Mahi after lunch. Then it has been motoring in no wind.

Sun Aug 18 0:21 2019 NZST
GPS: 30 21.693S 176 47.370E
Run: 180.9nm (327.4km)
Avg: 9knts
24hr: 217.1nm
Weather: 10knts W, seas about 5ft, 1017.7 baro, clear sky

beautiful day sailing in light winds.

Sat Aug 17 4:21 2019 NZST
GPS: 32 42.727S 175 26.386E
Run: 78.2nm (141.5km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.4nm
Weather: 12knts WSW, seas about 3-5ft, 1018.3 baro, 100% clouds

Had a good day sailing today in lighgt winds.

Fri Aug 16 12:30 2019 NZST
GPS: 33 48.090S 175 04.500E
Run: 140.1nm (253.6km)
Weather: 10-13knts SW, confused seas about 3-5ft, 1018.5 baro, 50% clouds

all is well, alternated between motoring NE and sailing NNW last night as wind was up and down.

Sun Aug 11 13:49 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 44.3209S 174 20.8225E
Run: 117.6nm (212.9km)
Weather: N10 Gusting 20 and rain showers

Final preparations underway as we get ready to sail for Fiji

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