Blinder

Blinder

Mon Oct 8 11:21 2018 NZDT
Run: 3.7nm (6.7km)
17 46.125s 177 11.722e
Weather: Grey skies, showers and 10knts SE

Hanging off a morning at Musket for a few days. Blinders a very quite boat , Nip and Louise left a few days ago and then yesterday we farewelled Obsession who are looking at heading back to NZ. Have had an awesome 2 months cruising with them and will miss them both.
Grant had a kite yesterday and I did my first body drag which was fun then we had the pleasure of the manta visit last night so all good on Blinder.

Know you are going to miss the Obsession crew. So much fun!
Mon Oct 1 14:37 2018 NZDT
Run: 15.7nm (28.4km)
17 44.317s 177 8.888e
Weather: SE 10-15 outside the bay cc50% lovely day

Enjoying a few days at Likukliku the water is glorious. Giant puffer fish, Octopus and plenty more just off the boat.
Peter and Louise are aboard so lots of fun and there?s been some great card games unfortunately Obsession seem to be on a bit of a winning streak. Oh well there?s always tonight!

Sun Sep 23 16:02 2018 NZST
Run: 140.5nm (254.3km)
17 38.919s 177 22.050e

Well more fun has been had that?s for sure. Had a fabulous week exploring with Obsession with lots of games and beach activities. Sailed over the Bligh waters yesterday heading for Denarau to pick up friends later in the week. Had a great couple of months cruising the North.

Sun Sep 16 12:31 2018 NZST
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
16 47.586s 179 17.846e
Weather: ENE 10knts 70% cc

At Cousteaus waiting to head west tomorrow. Big day on Blinder yesterday as have had a leaking stern seal which was replaced with a huge effort from Lester and Lisa off Obsession. Happy boat and very grateful to our lovely friends.Now we can go have more fun!

Fri Sep 14 7:44 2018 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
16 46.646s 179 20.020e
Weather: Wet and windy

A sunny day yesterday which was unexpected so we jumped in a cab and went around to Devodara Beach which is a great kiting spot. Perfect conditions and no one around except the locals netting who would wave out every time Grant flew by, very cool.
Had Lisa and Lester and Bruce off Seadragon over for dinner last lovely to much chatter for cards. Hoping boat part arrives today....fingers crossed.

Tue Sep 11 16:26 2018 NZST
Run: 61.1nm (110.6km)
16 46.693s 179 19.989e
Weather: Variable winds and drizzly 100% CC

Back in Savusavu after another lovely week cruising the north and catching up with friends along the way, Interlude at Paradise then Pzazz at Cousteaus. Had a great snorkel off Cousteaus yesterday lots of big fish! Will spend a couple of days here shopping ,eating curries and playing cards with Obsession while we wait for a part for Blinder.

Sat Sep 1 16:40 2018 NZST
Run: 3.4nm (6.2km)
16 43.859s 179 44.652w
Weather: ESE 15knts outside the bay, sun shining.

Anchored in beautiful Matagi. Have been here a couple of times but had forgotten how truly stunning it is and how fab the snorkeling is right off the back of the Blinder. Crystal clear waters makes snorkeling a treat and I came face to face with the biggest flowery cod I have ever had the pleasure of meeting then around the next corner the largest dotted sweetlips (purple and yellow) who was looking very cool. Sundowners and a game of cards will Team Obsession will just round the day off nicely.

Thu Aug 30 15:17 2018 NZST
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)
16 45.878s 179 46.904w
Weather: 10% cloud cover. NE 10knts, hot.

Just anchored in Naiviivi bay after 4 lovely days at Namata bay. Meet Thomas and his family, he is part of the Mitchell family who own the bay and we were totally spoilt with fresh fruits and vegetables. Enjoyed swimming in the turquoise waters where you could see every grain of sand with Obsession anchored nearby.

Oh, sounds just perfect. So happy that you are all out there exploring. Jelly!
Mon Aug 27 15:00 2018 NZST
Run: 22.2nm (40.2km)
16 44.681s 179 46.340w
Weather: ESE 15-20knt out of the bay. CC 50%

Motor sailed to Qamea today and now anchored in lovely big bay on the SW corner. Caught a mahi-mahi on the way which always makes the trip so much more fun. Lovely afternoon to chill out and enjoy the blue waters.

Fri Aug 24 10:13 2018 NZST
Run: 23.7nm (42.9km)
16 44.850s 179 53.525e
Weather: Windless morning, glassy calm

Another glorious day. Viani Bay at its best, no wind and glassy calm. Went for a cool snorkel out on the reef yesterday lots of lovely healthy corals.
Will probably head over to Somosomo tomorrow for some fresh veg and that?s as far as the plan goes at the moment.
Sundowners on Halo last night with Obsession and Damn Kiwi which was fun always amazing what a small world it is when you get chatting.

Thu Aug 16 9:58 2018 NZST
Run: 23.6nm (42.7km)
16 26.706s 179 56.271w

Had a couple of lovely days in Albert Cove, cant see us moving for awhile. Enjoying the beautiful anchorage and wonderful company.

Sun Aug 12 14:44 2018 NZST
Run: 2nm (3.6km)
16 44.790s 179 53.588e
Weather: 50% cloud cover 5knts S

Just back from a lovely snorkel out by the pass. Had an awesome 2 dives yesterday, Kutu reef and cabbage patch. Weather is just perfect which makes exploring this area so much fun. Some great game nights happening with Obsession.

Fri Aug 10 10:07 2018 NZST
Run: 1.5nm (2.7km)
16 43.828s 179 55.146e
Weather: CC 70% no wind in the bay

Love this bay, some of the prettiest coral bombies which makes swim club a real treat. Looking at moving to Viani this arvo to maybe go for another dive.

Thu Aug 9 14:02 2018 NZST
Run: 37.3nm (67.5km)
16 44.253s 179 53.816e
Weather: 50% cloud cover, 15knts SSE out of the Anchorage

Have had a lovely couple of days hanging out here with Obsession. Some great snorkeling just of the boat and went for a cool dive today with Lisa and Lester.

Fri Aug 3 16:09 2018 NZST
Run: 73.6nm (133.2km)
16 46.725s 179 20.055e

Well we didn?t land the mahi-mahi but had a great trip to Makogai. Left there the following morning at first light and a nice sail across to Savusavu getting in just in time for lunch. Caught up with our great friends Lisa and Lester off Obsession, will hang out here for a few days then head off for an adventure or 2. Not quite sure where yet that will be decided over a few cold ones and a curry.

Ah. So happy that gang is back together. Wish we were there with you for all of the giggles and grins. Looking forward to following your crazy adventures!
Wed Aug 1 11:00 2018 NZST
Run: 26.6nm (48.1km)
17 32.352s 178 33.301e
Weather: 0% cc 10knts easterly

After 4 great days kiting at Nananu-I-cake (always windy ) and lots of socializing on the sandpit we are off to Savusavu via Makogai.
A stunning day blue skies 10knts easterly all we need know is a mahi-mahi.

Sat Jul 28 7:41 2018 NZST
Run: 75.9nm (137.4km)
17 19.408s 178 13.268e
Weather: No cloud, 20knts ESE

Had a fabulous trip up from Vuda yesterday, dolphins a nice walu for dinner and a stunning sunset. Got into anchorage about 730pm to then enjoy the full moon.
Woken up to plenty off wind, Grant smiling. Will stay a couple of days and enjoy the kiting.

Sat Jun 23 8:18 2018 NZST
Run: 48.7nm (88.1km)
17 46.936s 177 10.478e
Weather: 15knt SE / 80% cloud cover

Had a stunning windless week cruising the Yasawas with Gail and Pete. Magical sunsets, wakeboarding, squidding, games and lots of laughs.
Had a great sail back down on wednesday and now back at Musket with plenty of wind on its way. Grant had a kite yesterday and looks like he will be doing heaps more in the next week or so.

Tue Jun 19 13:09 2018 NZST
Run: 11.4nm (20.6km)
17 5.067s 177 16.627e
Weather: 15-20 easterly 10% cloud cover

Anchored in the stunning Somosomo bay. Grant and Pete went bush bashing this morning trying to find the track across the island, got 1/2way then lost it.
Gail and I circumnavigated the bay snorkling, lots of new corals which is great to see. Only boat in bay, lobster for dinner, tough life this cruising!

Ah, it sounds amazing. So happy you two are enjoying yourselves!
Fri Jun 15 8:55 2018 NZST
Run: 58.3nm (105.5km)
16 56.676s 177 22.044e
Weather: 10% cloud cover / 5-10knts SE

Back up in the beautiful Yasawas with Gail and Pete. A fun week ahead !

Sun May 27 14:31 2018 NZST
Run: 77.7nm (140.6km)
17 46.294s 177 11.563e
Weather: 100% cloud cover / 10knts easterly

Back down a Musket after an awesome windless week discovering the northern Yasawas. Hanging around here for the next week before heading back to NZ for a few days. Grants managed to kite the last 2 days so big smiles.

Wed May 23 11:33 2018 NZST
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
16 42.536s 177 34.599e

Anchored of village of Yasawas-I-Tara. The villagers are so friendly great fresh fruit given to us with beautiful big smiles. The beach is stunning, one of the nicest I have had the pleasure to do my morning swim at. Heading off to find another glorious bay.

Sun May 20 16:22 2018 NZST
Run: 73.5nm (133km)
16 43.329s 177 33.969e
Weather: No cloud cover, 10 knot easterly

Anchored in a stunning bay white sandy beach which even has a small wave to ride.
Caught our first fish for the season on the way up so will enjoy that tonight. Glorious spot.

Great to hear you are loving “Bula-land”. Enjoy enjoy! xx
Tue May 15 9:19 2018 NZST
Run: 30.8nm (55.7km)
17 46.18S 177 22.56E
Weather: No cloud / no wind

Well what a start to the season ! Day after day of stunning blue skies since Blinder went in the water last week. Had a great week catching up with friends at Musket now In at Denarau for a couple of days to do a bit of maintenance. Going to head up to the Yasawas later in the week. Happy days!

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