Blowin' Bubbles

Blowin' Bubbles

Mon Jul 16 17:59 2018 NZST
Run: 16.2nm (29.3km)
17 38.478s 177 23.630e
Weather: Light winds, calm seas, sunny sky?s.

Nicely anchored in Saweni Bay for the night

Sat Jul 14 7:09 2018 NZST
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
17 46.227s 177 11.360e

Returned to Fiji... All is well here in Musket Cove

Mon May 28 7:12 2018 NZST
Run: 0.5nm (0.9km)
17 45.912s 177 11.103e
Weather: Wind 15 SE, gusts 20+, seas -small chop in bay, temp 25c, cc 100%, hum77%, bar 1009

All is well in Musket Cove. Lots of rain and wind.

Sat May 19 6:47 2018 NZST
Speed: -4knts
17 46.287s 177 11.317e

Automated update

Sat May 19 6:47 2018 NZST
17 46.284s 177 11.306e
Weather: Wind 7 knots, seas calm in the bay, cc 10%, hum 74%, temp 26c, bar 1012.5 (s)

Another's lovely day in Fiji... Good morning from Musket Cove

Fri May 18 8:08 2018 NZST
17 46.286s 177 11.312e

Automated update

Fri May 18 8:08 2018 NZST
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)
17 46.286s 177 11.312e
Weather: Wind 8 W??, seas calm in the bay, cc20% hum 78%, temp 27c, bar 1013

safely tucked into Musket Cove for the weekend.

Wed May 16 6:26 2018 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
17 54.944s 177 15.970e
Weather: Wind 6 E, seas calm in bay, cc 20%, hum 73%, temp 27c, bar 1010.8 (s)

Safely anchored in Momi Bay. A lovely sail west along the south shore of Viti Levu yesterday. Dead downwind, wing on wing. Arrived in Momi Bay at 2000 (local). Will make our way to Musket Cove today.

Wed May 16 6:21 2018 NZST
Run: 77.4nm (140.1km)
17 54.940s 177 15.972e

Automated update

Sun May 13 10:36 2018 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 23.7nm (42.9km)
18 7.403s 178 25.436e
Weather: Wind 10 NE, seas calm in bay, CC 100%, Hum 69%, temp 27c, BAR 1016.7

A short move to the Suva YC. Waiting for a better weather window to return to the west side of Viti Levu.

Fri May 4 5:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 102.8nm (186.1km)
18 18.243s 178 07.055e
Weather: Wind 11 knots NE, Seas Calm < 1 meter, cc 30%, hum 66%, temp 23C (brrrr), Bar 1011.5

On our way to Suva... Lovely overnight sail with mostly favorable winds.... It's time to see the dentist again...

Tue May 1 7:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
16 59.88s 177 22.29e
Weather: 5 knots NE, Seas Calm, CC 10%, Hum 77%, Temp 27c, Bar 1008.9

On our way to Vuda Point. ETA 1600.

Mon Apr 30 7:33 2018 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 21.1nm (38.2km)
16 56.619s 177 22.113e
Weather: Win

d: 30/04/18 07:16 UTC Moved to Blue Lagoon. Safely anchored. All is well.

Sun Apr 29 7:48 2018 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 84.6nm (153.1km)
Avg: 3.3knts
24hr: 79nm
16 42.561s 177 34.381e
Weather: Wind

Safely arrived at Yasawa Island, Fiji at 2000 (local) last night. Anchored in 30'. All is well.

Sat Apr 28 6:06 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 132.2nm (239.3km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.5nm
15 29.230s 177 29.780e
Weather: wind

72 nm to go to the Yasawas. Motoring. Lots of rain/wind/squalls in the last 24 hours. Everything benign now.

Fri Apr 27 5:36 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.6knts
Run: 79nm (143km)
13 37.661s 177 01.932e
Weather: Wind 16 SE, Seas 1-2 meters ESE, CC 80%, Hum 79%, BAR 1007.3 (s)

On our way to the Yasawas, Fiji. Departed Rotuma at 1300 (local) yesterday. So far, a very bumpy ride... lots of squalls. 186 NM to go.

Wed Apr 25 7:18 2018 NZST
Speed: calm here in the bay, cc60%, hum 78%, temp 28c, bar 1008.9 (r)knts
Run: 19nm (34.4km)
12 29.22s 177 07.08e
Weather: Wind 7 knots ESE, Sea

sp: 0.00 Rotuma is one of the most naturally beautiful places we have ever been. This is what cruising must have been like 20-30 years ago. We are the second boat to check in here in 2018! What a special treat... We plan on heading south towards Viti Levu on Friday or Saturday.

Mon Apr 23 6:42 2018 NZST
Speed: 1.5 meters ese, cc 40%, hum 73%, temp 30c, bar 1009.1knts
Run: 141.2nm (255.6km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 139.2nm
12 12.887s 177 04.974e
Weather: Wind 15 knots SE, Sea

sp: 6.0 16 miles from Rotuma... Should arrive today. All is well.

Sun Apr 22 6:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 3.0knts
Run: 93nm (168.3km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 94.6nm
10 10.457s 177 11.460e
Weather: Wind 6.0 E, Seas

Another 24 hours of leisurely sailing in paradise... Should arrive in Rotuma tomorrow. 138 NM to go.

Sat Apr 21 6:45 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 94.9nm (171.8km)
Avg: 3.9knts
24hr: 93nm
08 58.424s 176 34.450e
Weather: Wind 0, Seas

Sailed in light winds last 22 hours. Entered a squall zone about 0430. Now motoring. All is well.

Fri Apr 20 6:15 2018 NZST
Run: 62.6nm (113.3km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 63.1nm
07 39.792s 176 09.597e
Weather: Wind 4-5 knots ENE, Sea

sp: 3.0 Another 24 hours of very light winds. Nice calm seas so Shelley got lots of baking done! 294 NM to Rotuma, Fiji

Thu Apr 19 6:27 2018 NZST
Speed: 3.3knts
Run: 102.4nm (185.3km)
Avg: 4.4knts
24hr: 105.5nm
06 50.494s 175 46.542e
Weather: Win

d: 19/04/18 06:15 UTC Another 24 hours of very light winds... 347 NM to Rotuma, Fiji

Wed Apr 18 7:09 2018 NZST
Speed: 2.5knts
Run: 117.3nm (212.3km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 113.7nm
05 28.268s 175 12.563e
Weather: Win

d: 18/04/18 06:57 UTC Motored all night... At first light we put up the asymmetrical... finally quiet..... Should have light winds and calm seas for the day.

Tue Apr 17 6:24 2018 NZST
Speed: 2.0knts
Run: 118.7nm (214.8km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.2nm
04 02.98s 174 16.66e
Weather: Win

d: 17/04/18 06:13 UTC Very light winds overnight. 533NM to Rotuma

Mon Apr 16 6:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.0knts
Run: 123.4nm (223.4km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.3nm
02 24.5s 173 46.3e
Weather: Wind 7 ESE, Seas

Sailing close hauled toward Rotuma. An uneventful 24 hours.

Sun Apr 15 7:24 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.4knts
Run: 145.7nm (263.7km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.4nm
00 41.4s 173 17.1e
Weather: wind 7 knts ENE, Seas

We are south of the equator! Caught a 38lb Wahoo yesterday... All is well!

Sat Apr 14 6:30 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.4knts
Run: 1.6nm (2.9km)
1 23.3n 172 56.1e
Weather: wind 8 knots ENE, seas calm, CC 20%, BAR 1007

Underway to Rotuma

Fri Apr 13 18:56 2018 NZST
Run: 12.1nm (21.9km)
1 21.919n 172 55.874e

We will be underway at 0 dark thirty Saturday morning. Heading for Rotuma.

Fri Apr 6 7:50 2018 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 64.8nm (117.3km)
1 22.244n 173 6.367e
Weather: Wind: 5knots NNE, Seas: calm here in the atoll, CC: 10%, Hum. 75%, temp 38c, bar: 1009

All is well in Tarawa, Kiribati. We had an awesome season in The Marshall Islands. Just now waiting for a weather window to start heading south to Fiji.

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