Finally made it to Australua after 16 days and 1650 nautical miles. Tired but safely Not sure if our daily YIT reports got through. Thought we might have missed Australia as we didn't sight land until we were 7Nm off the coast. .. Time to catch up on sleep.
5 knts 230m
6.5 knts 227m
Another lovely day. Didn't feel brave enough to sail between reefs and islands last night so hove-to till first light.
Currently anchored at Paradise Resort Taveuni. Wet, wet, wet. 5 more days of this to go. Will head to Nadi as soon as this weather passes.
Arrived in Savusavu yesterday after a four day passage from Tonga. After a good nights sleep were ready to explore. This is my kind of paradise.
Lively day sailing into Fiji waters. Hope to clear into Savusavu tomorrow afternoon.
All is well on board. Caught a mahimahi on the line yesterday only for it to get away as we tried to haul on board. Too big for the freezer anyway.
Light breeze has meant a very slow sail to Fiji. At one point we were sailing north to Zephyr Bank. Wind has come around from the East of 4kts - back on track.
Leaving Neiafu after two months in Tonga and heading to Savusavu Fiji. New batteries I can now listen to Metallica on our four day passage. John may decide to jump ship. Will try to post our passage using the modem. Malo
Currently anchored at #10 mooring (Ma'unga'ui) with two fellow yachts from Gulf Harbour. Anchored close to coral beach. Looking forward to snorkelling tomorrow.
Sitting in Topicana Cafe in Neiafu Vava'u having a glass of homemade lemonade.
Arrived in Nuku'alofa on Monday and are now anchored outside Big Mammas, Pangaimotu. The trip threw everything at us - starting with amazing weather and sailing for the first week, then strong winds and gusts of 50kts in the direction we wanted to go for two days. Hove-to for the night and then spent the next few days zigzagging our way north. Engine battery then died and after hooking up the hydro-generator behind the boat managed to get the motor started a day out of Nuku'alofa. Everyone is well. Will spend next few days resting before heading north.
NW 12 kts with 2.5 metre seas and a 3 metre swell. Spent the night hove-to as we rode out a storm with gusts of 50kts. All is well on board.
Northerlies 20-30kts. 2-3 metre seas. Cloudy. All is well on board.
NNW 5-12kts. Cloudy and 1 metre swell.
NW winds of 8kts. Another fabulous day with clear skies and flat seas. All is well on board
WNW 12 kts. Clear skies, flat sea. Perfect weather. All well on board.
Westerly 12 kts. Clear sky, flat sea. All well on board.
7kts westerly. Swell .5. All well on Board.
Glorious sailing day
Easterly ground swell 1 metre
Moored at Gulf Harbour