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

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.

Hi, I have just bought a Timerider and would love to catch up sometime. Tony Nankivell
Wed Aug 17 21:04 2016 NZST
Run: 209.8nm (379.7km)
17 34.057s 168 15.396e

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
Run: 528.2nm (956km)
Avg: 3knts
24hr: 71nm
20 14.582s 169 46.311e

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
Run: 14.5nm (26.2km)
17 40.835s 177 23.163e

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
Run: 12.9nm (23.3km)
17 46.237s 177 11.198e
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
Run: 57.3nm (103.7km)
17 46.350s 177 22.931e

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

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

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
Run: 25.8nm (46.7km)
17 39.148s 177 22.798e

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

Hey guys, Cracker day today aye? I have just sent an email to Lex's email address RE: GPS dongle. Enjoy J n M
Wed Jun 29 15:14 2016 NZST
Run: 23.6nm (42.7km)
17 27.547s 177 2.667e

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.

Hi Lex & Jo My fiji mob +67 7361278 Marcel & karen Sojourn
Wed Jun 22 18:45 2016 NZST
Run: 12.7nm (23km)
17 46.342s 177 11.281e

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

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

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
Run: 9.5nm (17.2km)
17 54.923s 177 15.934e

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
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.

Hi Guys, We are going to head directly through to Lukiri this morning. Is there any info that we should know about before heading in. VHF is Ch 10 I heard. Did you get an escort through or is it quite straight forward. We have google charts. Cheers Kairos II

Hi Jason, no we didn't get directions in and a fellow yachtie said they called on channel 10 and got no response. Sailing in is straight forward and similar to where you left from. I did notice however that our c-maps were offset by about 30 metres to the west of the actual passage when we came in. We had 25 plus metres under us up until the anchorage which is 5 to 6 metres deep. Plenty of room. Safe sailing
Thu Jun 16 15:45 2016 NZST
Run: 40.6nm (73.5km)
18 03.141s 177 17.052e

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
Run: 18.8nm (34km)
18 14.695s 177 52.104e

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
Run: 3.8nm (6.9km)
18 24.235s 178 6.082e

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

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

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

Hi Lex and Jo, We are around at Vega Bay. Just to let you know that we approached the village to sevu sevu and basically they just took our kava said a small speech and sent us on our way again. Nice enough people but there was no ceremony or kava drinking for us going on. Bit disappointing so you might want to save your kava? J M and Simon
Sat Jun 11 17:10 2016 NZST
Run: 24.9nm (45.1km)
18 22.284s 178 8.844e

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

Keep enjoying yourselves while I look after your responsibilities at home
Fri Jun 10 7:57 2016 NZST
Run: 29.3nm (53km)
18 7.468s 178 25.366e

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
Run: 18nm (32.6km)
Avg: 54knts
24hr: 1296nm
17 53.100s 178 47.47e

Typo on last position

Thu Jun 9 14:22 2016 NZST
Run: 51nm (92.3km)
17 58.547s 178 32.054e
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
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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