Blowin' Bubbles

Blowin' Bubbles

Thu Nov 9 7:45 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0.00knts
Run: 8.8nm (15.9km)
Weather: BAR 1015, wind NE 10, CC 10%, hum 70% temp 30C, seas calm in the atoll.

Anchored in the south end of Funafuti. We would appreciate it if David would look at the weather over the next few days as there are a few boats heading this way from Fiji and we are looking at moving farther north... Thank you.

Mon Oct 30 9:35 2017 NZDT
Speed: 0.0knts
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
Avg: 4.5knts
24hr: 107nm
Weather: wind 7 knots NNE, cc 40%, bar 1013

Arrived Funafuti safe and sound... All is well. Thank you.

Mon Oct 30 8:22 2017 NZDT
Run: 319.5nm (578.3km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.4nm
Weather: less than 5kt wind, sl0ppy seas, 20%cc, 1012

5nm from Funafuti. Good progress on their trip to the Marshalls

Sat Oct 28 7:20 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 135.2nm (244.7km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 69.4nm
Weather: Wind 8knots E, CC 98%, seas 1.5 meters, BAR 1011

Motorsailing toward Funafuti after a night of very squally weather. Approx. 300 nm to go. It looks like a day of iky weather....

Thu Oct 26 8:33 2017 NZDT
Speed: 1knts
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)
Weather: BAR 1016, CC 20%, wind EAST 10-12 knots.

It looks like we have missed the current weather window..... We are happy to delay our departure until later next week... Thank you for the forecast this morning.

Thu Oct 26 8:33 2017 NZDT
Speed: 1knts
Weather: BAR 1016, CC 20%, wind EAST 10-12 knots.

It looks like we have missed the current weather window..... We are happy to delay our departure until later next week... Thank you for the forecast this morning.

Wed Oct 25 8:20 2017 NZDT

looking to go north to Futuna - from Wallis

Fri Oct 20 8:36 2017 NZDT
Run: 402.4nm (728.3km)
Avg: 8.4knts
24hr: 201.1nm
Weather: 10n but very much stronger on arrival yesterday

Got into Wallis just before the strong weather

Wed Oct 18 8:36 2017 NZDT
Speed: 2.2knts
Run: 183.8nm (332.7km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.8nm
Weather: 23E

130 to Wallis

Tue Oct 17 7:13 2017 NZDT
Run: 41.4nm (74.9km)
Weather: 40%cc, bar1015, wind calm, seas

On our way to Wallis. Left Vani Bay at 0530. ETA Friday.

Mon Oct 16 8:15 2017 NZDT
Run: 43.2nm (78.2km)
Weather: 10%cc, bar 1014,

Leaving Savusavu at 0900. Heading for Wallis

Fri Oct 13 8:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 41.5nm (75.1km)
Weather: 30% cc, wind 15-20 knots ESE, seas 1-2 meters, bar 1012.

Still trying to get to Savusavu. Hopefully will arrive today. Plan to check out on Monday. Then off too Wallis. C- 089T, sp 6.5knots. Motorsailing to wind.

Thu Oct 12 7:11 2017 NZDT
Run: 52.3nm (94.7km)
Weather: 10%cc, bar 1015, wind 6knots SE, seas

We have an early start heading to Vanua Levu. ETA 1700 today. 70 mtg. All is well.

Wed Oct 11 8:40 2017 NZDT
Run: 2.2nm (4km)
Avg: 11.1knts
24hr: 266.2nm
Weather: flat seas, 0%cc, 1015, no wind

passing lautoka area on their way to Wallis. Guess the engine is on!

Wed Oct 11 8:28 2017 NZDT
Run: 1.9nm (3.4km)
Weather: 0% cc, bar 1015, wind

Underway to Savusavu to check out. Looking for a weather window to Wallis Monday? Tuesday?

Thu Oct 5 8:17 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
Weather: Sunny sky's, wind

Thank you for your kind note. Shelley is doing well... hope to make our way to Musket by Saturday.

Wed Oct 4 9:36 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
Weather: Sunny with 10% cc.

We have had a busy weekend. Shelley hasn't been feeling well and on Friday had emergency surgery in Suva to remove her gallbladder. We are back on the boat in Saweni Bay. All is well

Sat Sep 23 6:57 2017 NZST
Run: 344nm (622.6km)
Weather: BAR 1015, cc

Still in Sawanei Bay.... We have had some medical issues, getting close to a solution...

Thu Sep 7 7:37 2017 NZST
Run: 350.7nm (634.8km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173nm
Weather: Bar 1017, cc 5%, wind

Anchored in Saweni Bay.

Tue Sep 5 6:58 2017 NZST
Run: 102.2nm (185km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 103.5nm
Weather: Bar 1017, cc 5%, wind NE 10, seas calm,

1.5 hours from Vuda Marina. Went through the pass at 0200, anchored by the range lights till dawn. All is well.

Mon Sep 4 7:16 2017 NZST
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
Weather: Bar 1018, wind 5-10knots SSE, seas calm. Cc 5%

Planning an overnight to Vuda.

Fri Sep 1 10:34 2017 NZST
Run: 10.9nm (19.7km)
Weather: Bar 1012, cc 100%, frequent rain showers. Wind NE 8-10, seas N

Safely anchored in Namalta, Kadavu. Waiting for a WW to overnight back to Vuda...

Mon Aug 28 7:36 2017 NZST
Run: 5.9nm (10.7km)
Weather: Bar 1016, cc30%, wind 5 knots, seas calm in the bay.

Moved a few miles yesterday. Had lovely weather for a change. Hoping to see some Manta Rays today...

Sat Aug 26 7:35 2017 NZST
Run: 4.5nm (8.1km)
Weather: 90%cc, bar 1015, wind 5knots ESE, seas calm here in the bay.

Moved a few miles to KOROLUVU Bay. All is well.

Thu Aug 24 7:37 2017 NZST
Weather: Bar 1012, cc 100%, temp 22c, wind 12-15 knots.

Still tucked into Vatulutu Bay in Southern Kadavu. Lots of rain and crapppy weather.... all is well.

Mon Aug 21 7:29 2017 NZST
Run: 3nm (5.4km)
Weather: Cc100% bar 1014, wind

Tucked into the southern bay at kadavu.

Thu Aug 17 7:13 2017 NZST
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)
Weather: Bar 1013' cc 30%, temp 19c, wind 8-10 S

After a rainy day, all is well.

Wed Aug 16 7:34 2017 NZST
Run: 45.5nm (82.4km)
Weather: Wind 5kts S, Bar 1014, CC 100%, Rain

Safely tucked into Kavala Bay

Mon Aug 14 7:31 2017 NZST
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)
Weather: Same as Swiftsure

Also on our way to Kindavu. All is well

Mon Aug 7 7:21 2017 NZST
Run: 25.5nm (46.2km)
Weather: BAR 1019, winds 5 knots gusting to 15. Calm seas here in the bay. Cc 70%

Safely tucked into Beqa Island.

Thu Aug 3 7:02 2017 NZST
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)

Just moved over to Suva harbor.... outside Royal Suva YC.

Mon Jul 31 6:45 2017 NZST
Run: 48.1nm (87.1km)
Weather: Bar 1017' wind

Safely anchored in Suva.

Sun Jul 30 6:59 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.4knts
Run: 4.8nm (8.7km)
Weather: bar 1017, cc 98%, wind 10-12 SE, seas

Underway to Suva. ETA mid afternoon today. All is well... Swiftsure is gaining on us...

Fri Jul 28 7:31 2017 NZST
Run: 50.3nm (91km)
Weather: Bar 1017, wind SE 12, cc 20%, seas 1 meter S,

Safely anchored in the northwest bay of Gau Island... All is well.

Thu Jul 27 7:00 2017 NZST
Run: 1.7nm (3.1km)
Weather: BAR 1015, wind SSE 12-15, cc 50%, seas 1.5 meters.

Underway to Gau Island. Motorsailing, hoping for a bit of a shift east.... all is well.

Wed Jul 26 7:15 2017 NZST
Weather: BAR 1012, cc 40%, 23c, wind 10-12 S,

We are still tucked into the bay here at Toro Island... we would like to confirm that the wind will shift a little east tomorrow morning. We are trying to get south to Gau Island. Cheers.

Tue Jul 25 7:48 2017 NZST
Run: 41.1nm (74.4km)
Weather: Bar 1014, light winds SE,

Moored in the bay at Toro Island.

Thu Jul 20 7:16 2017 NZST
Run: 3nm (5.4km)
Weather: 20% cc

Underway to Toro Island

Tue Jul 18 7:16 2017 NZST
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
Weather: Overcast with showers. Light winds SE.

On mooring at Paradise Resort Taviuni

Sun Jul 16 8:37 2017 NZST
Run: 12.7nm (23km)

We finally moved! But not far. We went 11 miles to Paradise resort on Taviuni Island to do some exploring in the next day or so...

All is well

Tue Jul 11 7:16 2017 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)

Still in Viani Bay, Fiji All is well.

Wed Jun 14 7:57 2017 NZST
Run: 21.9nm (39.6km)

Back in Viani Bay... waiting for Swiftsure...

Thu Jun 8 8:18 2017 NZST
Run: 26nm (47.1km)

We are anchored off Qamea Island waiting for a weather window to the Lau Group... Hopefully Saturday...
All is well.

Wed Jun 7 7:44 2017 NZST
Run: 7.7nm (13.9km)

heading to QUEMA Island.
wind 25 knots ESE
1-2 meter seas
bar 1012

Sun Jun 4 16:20 2017 NZST
Run: 59.2nm (107.2km)

Enjoying Viani Bay.... All is well.

Wed May 31 8:00 2017 NZST
Run: 27.4nm (49.6km)
Weather: 1013, calm

Tucked in behind the reef. Asking about SwiftSure who have just reported in near tarawa.

Thu May 25 17:17 2017 NZST
Run: 1277.4nm (2312.1km)

Alive and well in Fiji....

Mon Apr 3 8:33 2017 NZST
Run: 79.9nm (144.6km)

Anchored near Kerikeri. Will be heading to Fiji mid April.

Wed Feb 15 8:12 2017 NZDT
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 99.2nm (179.6km)
Weather: overcast BAR 1013 wind light and variable S, SE.

on our way to Kawau Island..

There you are catch up some day enjoy the cruising. Hauling out next week then hit the sea again. Yippee

Blowin' Bubbles - Big Mama's - Tonga Tapu