Tue Oct 17 9:28 2017 NZDT
Run: 12.6nm (22.8km)
Weather: Calm and Warm
After 21 years we returned to Somosomo village, on the island of Naviti, Fiji to visit the first female village chief of Fiji and her grandson Oscar who was one of our captain/guides on the WBSC trip of 1996. Now at 92, Adi, is one of the oldest village chiefs. She's still very active and not a single grey hair.
Sun Oct 15 8:38 2017 NZDT
Run: 29.1nm (52.7km)
Weather: Good day for a hike to the highest peak.
Anchored at the world famous filming location of the movie "Blue Lagoon." Yasawas Fiji. Last time here was 21 years ago with the Water Babies Sailing Club. Been here about a week and will be moving on later today.
Sat Aug 19 6:42 2017 NZST
Run: 22.8nm (41.3km)
Weather: 6knts se 0.0 METER seas, 10clouds, 1014baro,
Arrived in Namuka in the southern Lau Group late yesterday afternoon. After the next weather system or cold front on Monday or Tue. will start the track to the west. First stop Totoya then Kandavu, then the world famous Musket Cove Regatta. Al
Fri Aug 4 17:00 2017 NZST
Run: 128nm (231.7km)
Weather: 10knts s 1.0 METER seas, 10clouds, 1012baro,
Arrived in Fulanga in the southern Lau Group mid day as planned. What wasn't planned was leaving Susui mid day which meant motoring hard into no wind for the last 12 hrs to catch the tide and the other boats I've been hanging out with since leaving Savusavu. And I though the Bay of Islands was the most scenic place in Fiji, You should see this place.
Thu Aug 3 6:24 2017 NZST
Run: 12.3nm (22.3km)
Weather: 5knts se 1.0 METER seas, 10clouds, 1012baro,
Vanua Balavu. Susui Is. Leaving this morning for Fulanga in the southern Lau Group. 110nm South of here. Winds are less then what I was hoping for but not as high as they were yesterday. Oh well nothings perfect. And about the time I get close to Fulanga the winds will be from the south. All this equals a lot of motoring in the next 24 hrs. Hoping friends are still there when we get there.
Sun Jul 30 4:03 2017 NZST
Run: 12.2nm (22.1km)
Weather: 15knts se 1.0 METER seas, 100clouds, 1014baro,
Vanua Balavu. 1st 3 days anchored off Susui Is. Next 2 days in Bavatu Harbor. Now in the world famous Bay of Islands. It don't get much better then this.
Wed Jul 12 4:18 2017 NZST
Run: 3.5nm (6.3km)
Weather: 5knts E 0.0 METER seas, 100 clouds, 1013 baro,
I left Savusavu about this time last year for Vunda Point to go work on the engine/transmission. A year later I'm leaving to go to go cruising. Headed for Taveuni then the Lau Group and then Suva, etc. Engine temp. still not acting right. If you can't fix it, it ain't broken. I give up and will just have to live with the higher readings. Al
Sun Jun 25 7:39 2017 NZST
Run: 82nm (148.4km)
Weather: 0knts nE 0.0 METER seas, 100 clouds, 1017 baro, rain
Made it to Savusavu on Thur, before the rain started this weekend. Engine temp. still not acting right, but not overheating. I give up and will just have to live with the higher readings. Got mailsail fitted. A few more things to fix and then off to see Fiji outter islands and get away from the big cities.
Wed Jun 21 7:16 2017 NZST
Run: 54.9nm (99.4km)
Weather: Winds E 15knts, 80% clouds, 1015
Hope to leave Rakiraki anchorage today for Suvasuva. Tried 2 days ago, too ruff. The winds are less then 20kts this morning so maybe I and the other 3 boats can make it across Bligh Passage..
Wed Jun 14 8:15 2017 NZST
Run: 7.2nm (13km)
Weather: 5knts nE 0.0 METER seas, 90 clouds, 1017 baro
Finally got engine issues under control. Time to go cruising, will be leaving Latouka VitiLevu Fiji today for Suvasuva, with several stops along the way, to join up with the rest of the bunch from NZ and get my main sail from Silhouette.
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