Fri Oct 14 14:54 2016 NZDT
GPS: 22 16.368s 166 26.340e
Run: 346nm (626.3km)

We are in a cafe in Noumea contemplating our trip back south. At present we are downloading weather predictions looking for a weather window to head to Opua. It looks like we will possibly head out on the 18th or 19th as there is a reasonable pattern emerging. We have caught up with a lot of friends and met many new cruisers in Noumea. Jo loves this area of the world; I am. Sure we will return in the near future.

Wed Aug 17 21:04 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 34.057s 168 15.396e
Run: 209.8nm (379.7km)

Hi everyone. We arrived in Anatom the bottom island of Vanuatu on the 9th. Since then we have sailed to Tana, climbed and viewed the volcano, sailed onto Port Vila and currently are anchored in Havanna harbour bound for Espirto Santo tomorrow.

Thu Aug 11 6:53 2016 NZST
GPS: 20 14.582s 169 46.311e
Run: 528.2nm (956km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 71nm

Safely arrive in Vanuatu. Spent the day ashore yesterday with local people at their village. A great insight into Ni-Vanuatuan culture. Setting sail for Tanna today to climb the volcano.

Wed Aug 3 20:25 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 40.835s 177 23.163e
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)

Have arrived at Vuda getting ready for our departure to Vanuatu. Looks like we will be leaving on Saturday with a favourable weather forecast. Looking forward to the next phase of our journey.

Sat Jul 16 15:48 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 46.237s 177 11.198e
Run: 12.9nm (23.3km)
Weather: 15 to 20 kt SSE

Back anchored at Malolo Lai Lai. Will be probably be here for the next week.

Thu Jul 14 16:58 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 46.350s 177 22.931e
Run: 57.3nm (103.7km)

Back in Denarau to drop off family and provision for the next ten days.

Sat Jul 9 8:53 2016 NZST
GPS: 16 56.610s 177 22.032e
Run: 49nm (88.7km)

After a long day yesterday we are anchored at Blue Lagoon. Time to enjoy the warm water and beautiful scenery.

Fri Jul 1 14:48 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 39.148s 177 22.798e
Run: 25.8nm (46.7km)

Returned to Saweni Bay until this wind passes through. Six boats in here with very similar intentions.

Wed Jun 29 15:14 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 27.547s 177 2.667e
Run: 23.6nm (42.7km)

Anchored at Navadra one of the sacred islands south of Waya. We are behind the reef and out of the SW roll but still a roly anchorage. This is the site of one of the survivor TV series. Will stay for two days depending on weather.

Wed Jun 22 18:45 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 46.342s 177 11.281e
Run: 12.7nm (23km)

Anchored at Musket Cove. Will be here for the next three of four days.

Mon Jun 20 19:23 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 46.287s 177 22.826e
Run: 12.5nm (22.6km)

Back in Denarau. Have picked up the water maker replacement motor. Caught up with fellow yachties which has been fun. Markets and maintenance tomorrow.

Sun Jun 19 13:10 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 54.923s 177 15.934e
Run: 9.5nm (17.2km)

Now in Momi Bay. We were made to feel very welcome at the Robinson Crusoe Resort, very yachtie friendly and last nights feast and fire Dane well worth every cent of the $30 Fijian charge. Heading to Denarau tomorrow to get our water maker motor. Anchored alongside Karos 11 who we have shared anchorages with on the Coral Coast since Suva.

Thu Jun 16 15:57 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 03.143s 177 17.051e

Now anchored at Likuri as the ground swell was making Cuvu untenable . Will be here for the next three days.

Thu Jun 16 15:45 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 03.141s 177 17.052e
Run: 40.6nm (73.5km)

Chose to head onto Likuri Island to anchor for the next few days. The ground swell outside was significant enough to to cause an unpleasant roll in Cuvu Harbour. We will stay here to see the much talked about fire dance and feast.

Wed Jun 15 14:50 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 14.695s 177 52.104e
Run: 18.8nm (34km)

Anchored in a secure spot called Vunaniu Bay which is on the mainland about 30 odd miles west of Suva, Had to sail through a slot in the outer reef which kept our interest high. We are anchored with another Kiwi Yacht called Kairos 11. Tomorrow we will head to Cuvu Harbour. The home of the Fijian Resort.

Tue Jun 14 15:25 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 24.235s 178 6.082e
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)

Now in Vaga Bay on the eastern side of Mbeenga. Off to the mainland tomorrow.

Mon Jun 13 17:18 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 22.377s 178 8.988e
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)

Another day in paradise. Paddle boarding and swimming. Heading round the corner in the morning to Vaga Bay on the eastern side of Mbeenga.

Sat Jun 11 17:10 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 22.284s 178 8.844e
Run: 24.9nm (45.1km)

Left Suva and now anchored in Mbengga. Beautiful clean and green after the unkempt state of Suva.

Fri Jun 10 7:57 2016 NZST
GPS: 18 7.468s 178 25.366e
Run: 29.3nm (53km)

Arrived in Suva 2100. Where we are anchored is littered with disused ships. Off to find an alternative anchorage in the harbour later today. Will be here for about three days until the low passes through.

Thu Jun 9 14:42 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 53.100s 178 47.47e
Run: 18nm (32.6km)
Avg: 54knts
24hr: 1296nm

Typo on last position

Thu Jun 9 14:22 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 58.547s 178 32.054e
Run: 51nm (92.3km)
Weather: NE 15 to 20. One metre confused seas, NE swell.

Heading to Suva to avoid sitting out the low in Ovalau. Should be there by 1800

Wed Jun 8 15:53 2016 NZST
GPS: 17 18.218s 178 12.977e

Currently anchored at Nananu-I-Ra waiting for the wind to shift before sailing onto Ovalau and then Suva. Currently circumnavigating the main Island of Fiji. Back on the western side mid to late June

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