Made our way up to the Blue Lagoon with Rhum Coco and arrived on Friday. Went for a kite Friday afternoon which was breezy to say the least, then a couple of beers at the bar to watch the sunset.
Not as wind today as yet but things can change up here.
we can finally see land and heading toward the reef where it will be a lot calmer. We have 9 miles to the pass and a couple of hours motoring into Denarau. We are too late for check in, but have organised and 8.00am check in tomorrow. We will organise ourselves and have a quiet motion free night. Thanks for following us on our passage to Fiji - it?s been a great ride.
Another great night of sailing and making good ground (sea) with more trade winds. Looking forward to seeing a bit of land for a change and not having to brace oneself. Can?t complain though, the wind has really turned it on for us this passage, it?s been fabulous. We will save on the diesel.
What can I say, same old same old. Still sailing with 21kn E winds, big swells and cruising at similar speeds with stay sail and main sail. We will probably put a furl in the main tonight, but other than that, food is the most exciting thing at the moment. We hope to be in Denarau about 2200hrs tomorrow night. Looking forward to that.
Another full on night of trade wind sailing, but we?re getting used to all the noise and movement, so both of us sleeping well, but not needing any blankets - getting warmer. Still no sign of any boats nearby. Rhum Cocoa are well in front in these conditions, (beam on strong wind). Yesterday they were 20 miles ahead, but I?m sure they have made some ground over night.
Another boisterous day of trade wind sailing (right on the beam) with up to 3 meter swells. We?ve had between 18-28kn of E wind with just our stay sail and a Reef in the main sail. It is meant to stay like this all night, so a bit of bouncing around, but we are making good headway.
A good night of constant wind, approx 20kn ENE wind. Still no boats seen on the horizon and as it?s so black at night with no moon, we certainly would have seen a light if there was one. Looking forward to another day of pure sailing.
A good sailing day with lots of E wind, at the moment 20kn. We still are sailing with the Stay sail rather than Genoa and intend to Reef the main again tonight. Forgot to mention we saw a whale yesterday, which appeared to be heading south. We still haven?t seen another cruising boat yet, so maybe tonight. Fingers crossed for a steady night of sailing. We are about Half way to Fiji. Still chilly at night, but that should change in the next few days. Bring on the warmth.
We weren?t expecting last nights weather with lots of squalls and changeable winds up to 30kn. We reefed the main and changed the position of our stay sail a few times. Not the best night sleep, but I?m sure we will make up for it today in between squalls.
A great day of sailing with the trade winds doing their job with nice 19kn E winds. We haven?t seen any boats out here, just Swallows trying to land on our solar panels, playing Russian Roulette with our wind generator. Looking forward to another good night of sailing.
We motored until 0100hrs and then the wind kicked in and now we are sailing, hopefully for the rest of our passage. A gentle 11kn E breeze means nice side on sailing. This is a what it?s all about - cruising. (And it is slowly warming up) .
A day of motoring due to a lack of wind. Looking forward to some Light SE winds to kick in tonight snd slowly build over the next few days. The seas are slowly settling down, so hopefully that is also the pattern for the next few days.
We sailed all through the night just with the main sail, travelling about 6.8kn average with 15kn S winds. Have just started motoring through lack of wind and expect it will be like this for the majority if the day. No cruising boats in sight, but a couple of ships passed by during the night. Nice to see Albatross circling our boat once again.
We are leaving Marsden Cove Marina and heading for Fiji. The weather looks good with 18kn southerly winds. Hopefully not too much swell. We will be travelling with SV Rhum Cocoa. Relieved that we are on the high seas and heading for some warmth. Have a great winter. Xx
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