Sat Nov 17 7:06 2018 NZDT
Run: 9.1nm (16.5km)
18 22.333S 178 0.086E
Weather: Still, Sunny

We're back in at Yanuca and enjoying the first few days of sun in what seems like a long time. We're not complaining about the rain though - it's been keeping it nice and cool here.

We're looking for a weather window to get to NZ, but as usual, Legacy is tiger bait again. We feel like the last boat left in Fiji. I know that's not true, but we've been away from the "pack" this season - mostly off on our own. Now it seems like the "pack" is in NZ We'll get there eventually.

Mon Nov 5 9:34 2018 NZDT
Run: 10nm (18.1km)
18 15.331S 178 4.033E

We're just hanging out in Pacific Harbor (again) while the wind blows (again). We'll go back to Beqa (again) and then back here (again) until it's time for the slow pokes of Legacy to head to NZ (again).

Sun Oct 28 16:27 2018 NZDT
Run: 51.3nm (92.9km)
18 22.719S 177 59.172E

We did it! We just completed our circumnavigation! (Of Viti Levu!) We're anchored at Yanuca, which completed the 250 or so mile loop. I know: Small potatoes, but we had fun.

Sat Oct 27 14:04 2018 NZDT
Run: 21.6nm (39.1km)
18 3.187S 177 17.027E

At Robinson Crusoe for the night on the way back to Beqa and Pacific Harbor.

Thu Oct 25 13:28 2018 NZDT
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
17 45.46S 177 23.43E

We made it out of Denarau Marina. Not very far out of Denarau, but we cut the cord, and after only 8 days!

During that time, we replaced our cap and intermediate shrouds and cleaned and waxed the hull. Not bad I think.

It was hard to make the break. Marina life is so easy, even with all the boat work. We especially like Denarau with all the great places to eat.

We're going to cruise around the west side for a few days and then head back to Beqa.

Thu Oct 18 15:55 2018 NZDT
Run: 61nm (110.4km)
17 46.36S 177 22.98E

Boat work and restaurants in Denarau, oh boy! We'll be here for about a week.

Wed Oct 10 12:02 2018 NZDT
Run: 3.3nm (6km)
17 18.699S 178 10.322E

Volivoli is a lovely, cruiser-friendly resort with great food and really nice people. We're going to hang out here and go diving with them later in the week.

Sun Oct 7 16:33 2018 NZDT
Run: 65.1nm (117.8km)
17 19.468S 178 13.177E

We've been covering some ground the last few days on our way, eventually, to the west side. We are really having a great season.

Thu Sep 27 16:59 2018 NZST
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)
18 15.335S 178 4.035E

We went to Lami and only stayed a few days. We were uncertain about the mooring buoy we were on and with the very heavy rain, the water turned to mud so that we couldn't make water. We decided to move back to Pacific Harbor. Here, we're tied up in a berth with a hose right at our bow. Fresh water and security, what more could we want? OK, the great restaurants nearby are a nice bonus!

Hi Legacy crew from an absent John. Maria is in Musket looking after the boat while I’m in the UK for a while. Back around the 19th October. Would love to catch up again before we head south again.
Fri Sep 21 18:00 2018 NZST
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)
18 24.550S 178 5.364E

We're back at Lawaki Resort's mooring for our last night at Beqa. Tomorrow we're heading back to Suva, then up the east side and over the top of Viti Levu.

We've had an amazing time at Beqa and especially at Lawaki. Highly recommended.

Fri Sep 7 17:26 2018 NZST
Run: 10.7nm (19.4km)
18 15.335S 178 4.035E
Weather: Drizzle

We're tired up at a berth in Pacific Harbour in front on the Pearl Resort. Interesting. We'll update you as we learn more

Tue Sep 4 14:05 2018 NZST
Run: 1.1nm (2km)
18 24.552S 178 5.372E

Wow, what an incredible little resort here! We might stay the rest of the season ;-)

Sun Sep 2 8:26 2018 NZST
Run: 3.4nm (6.2km)
18 24.090S 178 6.225E

Having a nice, relaxed time at Beqa. Two really peaceful anchorage so far. We hope to do some diving while here, just not with their famous sharks.

Thu Aug 30 11:10 2018 NZST
Run: 37.7nm (68.2km)
18 23.172S 178 9.176E
Weather: Wind NE 15

We're in Beqa! After about a week in Suva to resupply boat and bodies, we left this morning on phase seven of our Fiji season - the Beqa area. So far, all I can say is beautiful!

Wed Aug 22 13:50 2018 NZST
Run: 13.5nm (24.4km)
18 48.177S 178 31.391E
Weather: Wind S 18

Still having an amazing time in the Kadavu area. We posted a video of our manta adventure here: http://twoatsea.com/mantas-at-vurolevu-island/

Mon Aug 20 18:21 2018 NZST
Run: 32.9nm (59.5km)
18 58.551S 178 25.638E

Back in Kavala for a wind shift tonight. We have had the most amazing time in the Kadavu area! This morning, we dove Alacrity Rocks. Yesterday we snorkeled with 5 mantas including one GIANT one. Sometimes, we really are living the dream!

Hi Guys, yes it really is a dream yeah? Love to you both from the Soteria team....
Thu Aug 16 9:37 2018 NZST
Run: 29.7nm (53.8km)
19 07.589S 177 57.002E

What a beautiful place this is! It's sad to leave after only a night but we're moving up Kadavu this morning.

Tue Aug 14 9:21 2018 NZST
Run: 17.9nm (32.4km)
19 05.349S 178 24.162E
Weather: Wind 8 W, Seas 1m S, 2m W, cloud 98%

Continuing to explore Kadavu and having a great time doing it.

Sat Aug 11 16:18 2018 NZST
Run: 51.5nm (93.2km)
18 50.874S 178 30.089E
Weather: Wind ENE 5

Anchored of Yabu. Beautiful. This should be the quiet anchorage I've been craving for a while now.

Fri Aug 3 17:10 2018 NZST
Run: 41.4nm (74.9km)
18 6.601S 178 23.844E

We're in Suva! Food! Dentist! Yay! We recently found out that there's a Fat Burger here. That's a favorite of ours from Los Angeles. Here we come!

Wed Aug 1 17:24 2018 NZST
Run: 114nm (206.3km)
17 40.863S 178 50.155E
Weather: Wind 12 SSE, Seas tiny, ended outside the reef

Tried to go to Wakaya and were chased out of the bay by resort staff. They said it's a protected bay and there is no anchoring. I don't believe them, but it isn't a very pretty bay anyway and we were happy to leave.

We're now anchored in the noise and fish smell at Levuka and it's actually nicer than Wakaya! Less rolly too! Tomorrow maybe Leluvia if the wind's not to strong.

Wed Jul 25 6:40 2018 NZST
Run: 8.9nm (16.1km)
16 44.182S 179 44.953W

We had dinner at the private island resort on Matagi last night. Very nice. We were going to head for Wailagilala today but it looks like the wind will be up too much over the next few days so we'll do who knows what instead. Wow, I love the freedom out here!

Sun Jul 22 16:32 2018 NZST
Run: 23.1nm (41.8km)
16 40.956S 179 52.266W
Weather: Wind 16 E

Nice anchorage for the conditions. The swell is a little north of east so it's a little hard to find something out of the roll. The reef here blocks it nicely. We'll probably spend a few days here.

Thu Jul 19 10:42 2018 NZST
Run: 18.7nm (33.8km)
16 56.097S 179 53.963E
Weather: Wind 6 SSE

Hanging out in paradise for a while (Paradise Taviuni Resort). It's wonderful here.

Tue Jul 17 16:59 2018 NZST
Run: 25.3nm (45.8km)
16 44.091S 179 42.516E
Weather: Wind 1 SE

We got out of Savusavu yesterday bound for Eastern parts of Fiji. Spent last night at Cousteau and are in Fawn harbor tonight surrounded by turtles. Had a humpback next to legacy this morning. Life is good.

Fri Jul 6 8:52 2018 NZST
Speed: 1knts
Run: 161.6nm (292.5km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 150.1nm
16 46.635s 179 19.752e

We did it! We're in Savusavu at a mooring, waiting for a visit from the Fiji officials for clearance. It was our fastest passage yet with an average of just over six knots since leaving Tauranga. That's flying for our little boat! It would have been nice to arrive to bright sun and warm tropical breezes but it was not to be. Instead, we arrived in squalls with winds up to 35 knots and cold, pouring rain! We don't even have any alcohol aboard to ease the pain!

Thu Jul 5 7:02 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 174.5nm (315.8km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 170.5nm
19 03.034s 179 54.337e
Weather: wind SE 20, seas SSE 1.5 and ESE 1.5 meters, cloud 100% with some rain, bar 1016

Plugging away. Not exactly comfortable but far from bad. We expect to be in Savusavu tomorrow morning about 8 AM if all goes well.

Wed Jul 4 6:28 2018 NZST
Speed: 507knts
Run: 153.2nm (277.3km)
21 30.29s 179 27.68w
Weather: Wind SE 15, Seas SE 1 meter + NE 1 meter, cloud 50% clearing, bar 1017

We left Minerva Reef yesterday morning about 9 am and have had a pretty nice day at sea. When the winds clocked and dropped a bit, we had to roll the headsail and turn on the engine as the seas were too rolly to keep the sail filled. We've been motoring since about midnight. We're hoping the wind comes up a bit and we can sail today. With any luck, we'll be in Savusavu Friday morning. All's well on board Legacy.

Sun Jul 1 5:52 2018 NZST
Speed: 1knts
23 39.635s 178 54.220w
Weather: wind ESE 21 knots, barometer 1026

Spent a nice day here at Minerva with a short walk on the reef and some snorkeling, but alas, no lobster (cray fish). We're planning to head off to Fiji on Tuesday morning, weather permitting. I think there are about 10 boats here now and it sounds like at least a few are planning on a Tuesday departure.

Hi Guys, what a great break for you, SO nice to be still eh? We leaving Whangarei on Wednesday for Vuda. Hope to catch up with you soon. John and Maria

Awesome going guys!! So pleased to see you arrived safely (and so quickly) with the Kozmo crew. Enjoy the warmth :)
Fri Jun 29 15:23 2018 NZST
Speed: 1knts
Run: 81.7nm (147.9km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.4nm
23 39.635s 178 54.220w
Weather: wind 10 ESE, seas - can't tell but < 1 meter this morning, cloud 60%, bar

1021 We're hook down at Minerva Reef. We arrived at first light this morning and anchored amongst about 10 other boats. Kozmo got here at the same time we did. We both made it from Tauranga in six and a half days. Not bad. It's beautiful here! The color of the water is spectacular.

Thu Jun 28 16:42 2018 NZST
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)
Avg: 7.7knts
24hr: 185.1nm
24 46.777s 179 19.204w

oops, meant SSE winds on my last post. I have Passage Brain!

Thu Jun 28 16:35 2018 NZST
Speed: 5.6knts
Run: 158.2nm (286.3km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.4nm
24 47.525s 179 19.481w
Weather: wind 15 SSW, seas SE 1 meter, cloud 30%, bar 1020

Getting close to Minerva where we'll stop for a day or two or six. Life is much nicer on Legacy today. Yesterday was rough, noisy and hard.

Wed Jun 27 15:10 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.4knts
Run: 156.7nm (283.6km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.9nm
26 55.875s 179 46.341e
Weather: wind SSW 23, seas SSW 2.5 meters, cloud 80%, bar 1019

Saw gusts to 40 knots just an hour ago but they didn't last long. It was behind us so not too bad. It's kind of a rough ride. We're hoping it's a lot better in the morning. We should be at Minerva sometime during Thursday night or in the wee hours of Friday morning.

Talked to Kozmo on the radio today. They were 30 miles due west of us at about 2 PM. They're hand steering but Pam sounded great.

Tue Jun 26 15:30 2018 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 165.9nm (300.3km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 165nm
28 58.618s 178 40.035e
Weather: wind SSW 17, seas SW 2, cloud 50%, bar 1019

At 2:17 PM NZST, Legacy crossed the Tropic of Electromotive Convection. This is the magical line where Cyndi and I simultaneously exclaim "It's hot in here" and turn on the cabin fans. This year the TEC was located at 29° 05.091 South.

All is well aboard (if a little warm).

Nice work guys, must be wonderful to be warm naturally.6 degrees here this morning.
Mon Jun 25 15:22 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 162nm (293.2km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 158.9nm
31 07.78s 177 26.44e

Ruff, ruff! Oh wait, that's "rough, rough" in human-speak. I guess I'm getting a little (more) punchy out here. The wind's up but we're grateful that it didn't go as far north as predicted (yet?). We've been making good progress towards Minerva and still have room to turn down wind a bit more if we need to.

Thanks to Bob McDavitt for the great weather advice!

Sun Jun 24 14:54 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 158.8nm (287.4km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.2nm
33 06.120s 175 56.644e
Weather: wind W 14, seas < 1 meter, cloud 50%, barometer 1020

Just turned off the engine after 48 hours of motoring. It's been a great ride so far. Heading due north now so we can fall off as the wind heads us later today and tomorrow.

Sat Jun 23 15:15 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.3knts
Run: 158.4nm (286.7km)
Avg: 6.3knts
24hr: 151.7nm
35 23.842s 175 48.530e
Weather: wind 8 WSW, seas

Nice first day of our passage, motor sailing in pretty light winds with diminishing seas. Cold though!!! We've been running our hydraunic diesel heater almost full time.

Kozmo is right behind us. Last we talked (9 this morning), they were doing well. So are we.

Fri Jun 22 14:10 2018 NZST
37 40.18767S 176 10.63257E
Weather: wind 10 NNW, barometer 1018, cloud 3%

We're ready to get underway for Fiji, probably with a stop at Minerva Reef. It's been a great stay in NZ!

Sun Apr 1 6:42 2018 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
37 40.227S 176 10.641E

About a month ago, we moved a few docks north. That's our big cruise for this cyclone season. We're enjoying "land life" in NZ with the purchase of a nice used car and a gym membership.

Eventually, we'll head to Fiji. That might not happen until mid June.

Thu Jan 11 17:35 2018 NZDT
Run: 44nm (79.6km)
37 40.317S 176 10.720E

We're home! We're in a berth at Tauranga Bridge Marina for the cyclone season. We've been going, and going, and going, for so long! It'll be good to get a break. For the next five months, it's not a boat, it's an APARTMENT!

Tue Jan 9 20:58 2018 NZDT
Run: 72.3nm (130.9km)
37 04.037S 175 55.527E

We had a long motor today - about 75 miles from Waiheke island to a little island just off Slipper Island. We'll head to Tauranga tomorrow! It's been a nice mini-cruise getting here.

Mon Jan 8 9:17 2018 NZDT
Run: 81.3nm (147.2km)
36 26.681S 174 52.545E

A couple of hours ago, we left a great little anchorage on the back side on Kawau, bound for Waiheke, and wine!

Fri Jan 5 16:11 2018 NZDT
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
35 21.036S 174 20.624E
Weather: Wind West 20

We rode out the blow just fine here in Whangaruru. We saw 44 knots last night but I suspect there we're gusts to 50 when the instruments weren't on. We'll head forget south on Sunday.

Thinking about you two when we saw the Bland Bay campsite got wiped out! Glad all o.k.
Wed Jan 3 16:09 2018 NZDT
Run: 12.8nm (23.2km)
35 21.035S 174 20.689E

We made it out of town only five days after arriving from New Caledonia. Not bad, especially considering our track record ;-)

We'll hold up here in whangaruru until the strong low passes and continue on to Tauranga when the seas settle.

Legacy - Still in Suva

We're still in Suva, but we have a plan. We are hoping to leave for New Caledonia on Wednesday. From there, Nelson or somewhere in Australia, who knows. -Rich

Legacy - Sitting in Suva

Cyndi and I are sitting in Suva, waiting for weather to sail to Nelson, NZ. You can find out more about what we're up to on our blog at www.twoatsea.com.