Pilgrim

Pilgrim

Fri May 24 7:24 2019 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
16 46.70S 179 19.82E

Stunning morning in Savusavu cloudless sky, we are awaiting the arrival of DHL packages that should be here Monday, Once they arrive we are out of here, not that we dont enjoy it here


Fri May 17 6:39 2019 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
Run: 1nm (1.8km)
16 46.69S 179 19.80E
Weather: A chance of a shower today , Savusavu is always up for that, the breeze is keeping things coolish around the 10kts coming down the valley Bar of 1011

we are going to be holed up in Savusavu for awhile just catching up with all those little jobs that one never got done before departure or got added on the trip ( part of the joy of cruising ) maintenance in exotic places , but hey it is a great place to undertake and tackle that list.


Thu May 16 7:03 2019 NZST
Speed:
2.1
knts
Run: 18nm (32.6km)
16 45.93S 179 20.19E
Weather: Its Savusavu ! rains every day so overcast light breeze coming down the valley Bar is 1011

big welcome backs ! tells us that we are in Fiji check is a breeze. Customs informed us that we are number 13 , no dought that will change over the coming weeks


Raining off and on here too but at least you are not trimming trees and mowing lawns. About to start the reno. Enjoy the sunshine when it comes but you may have to get out Savusau.. Cheers Trev & Jan

Raining off and on here too but at least you are not trimming trees and mowing lawns. About to start the reno. Enjoy the sunshine when it comes but you may have to get out Savusau.. Cheers Trev & Jan
Wed May 15 6:42 2019 NZST
Speed:
6.6
knts
Run: 174.8nm (316.4km)
Avg: 7.4knts
24hr: 178.1nm
17 01.40S 179 22.45E
Weather: cloudless sky very little wind overnite 5/6 SE now 2/3 SSE near on calm sea Bar of 1012

this morning finds us approaching Savusavu , should be making our way up for check in around 0830. so to all those folk that have been following us on YIT Pilgrim is now in Fiji. What a goergious day it is to there is nothing but blue to be seen overhead so picking 30deg will be on the cards for us.


Tue May 14 7:09 2019 NZST
Speed:
5.8
knts
Run: 162nm (293.2km)
Avg: 6.6knts
24hr: 159nm
19 27.16S 179 53.21W
Weather: Overcast with light rain at times 0/5.0kts of breeze from the SSE slight seas with 1/2mtr SE swell 1012 OTB

this morning finds us 18NM from the pass between Matuku and Toyata leaving us 163NM from Savu Savu we have been motoring since about lunchtime yesterday as the wind has moved on without us the sun is shining in under a blanket of cloud that is dropping light rain from time to time we are hoping that wind will return at some point


Mon May 13 6:42 2019 NZST
Speed:
6.6
knts
Run: 152.4nm (275.8km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 154nm
21 46.74S 179 35.08W
Weather: 20% CC and not enough of a E breeze of 6/8kts for us to move the concrete footpath 1015 OTB

the sun is rising on what looks to be a very nice day as we motor sail toward Fiji the wind fell away around 2400hrs so are making use of the iron sail.


Sun May 12 6:57 2019 NZST
Speed:
0.2
knts
23 56.39S 179 06.42W
Weather: Clear skies with some cloud on the SW horizon 15/16 S/E winds bar 1017

The wind has dropped back from the 25 plus range to a sedate 15/16 time to Say our goodbyes to sth Minerva today and the folk that are in here it has been fun the fish are tasty along with the cray certainly will call in here again if we pass this way again. Savu Savu here we come reckon Wed


Sat May 11 8:33 2019 NZST
Speed:
0.3
knts
23 56.40S 179 06.40W
Weather: Scattered Cloud of 50% the odd cell producing light rain Bar is steady 1018

Our time at sth minerva in coming to a end with plans to move onto SavuSavu tomorrow , Glad that we made it to here ,fascinating place and yes I would return, less wind would make getting around to the prime snorkeling spots


Thu May 9 7:45 2019 NZST
Speed:
0.2
knts
Run: 0.8nm (1.4km)
23 56.40S 179 06.39W
Weather: perhaps 20% CC SE 20/25 1015.5 OTB

What a ideal spot to take a break and catch up on things and fellow yachties


Wed May 8 7:00 2019 NZST
Speed:
0.4
knts
Run: 81.7nm (147.9km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.2nm
23 56.53S 179 07.12W
Weather: well David you are right the wind is blowing a steady 25 ESE with rain as I write appears 100% CC 1017 On my bar ( not being callerbrated)

We made it South Minerva last Night now caught up on the sleep and enjoying this place looking forward to exploring


Tue May 7 6:51 2019 NZST
Speed:
7.3
knts
Run: 178.4nm (322.9km)
Avg: 7.5knts
24hr: 181nm
25 03.42S 179 32.97W
Weather: we are still getting the patches of cloud drifting in on us some light rain 15/18 ESE wind 1.5 with the odd 2mtr swell Bar steady 1019

Making good progress toward Minerva with ETA around 2200hrs was hoping to make sth before dark but not counting on it. My repair seems to be ok so we have a motor again. enjoying the sailing conditions


Mon May 6 7:12 2019 NZST
Speed:
6.1
knts
Run: 154.9nm (280.4km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 156.2nm
27 21.08S 179 07.84E
Weather: the odd passing shower with 20kts E mmostly 12/15kts 1mtr swell E confused seas 1019 OTB

should make Minerva wed Morning, had to do a repair on the exhaust accumulator tank as it sprung a leak going to refit today providing the repair is a success we carry on as planned otherwise it is on to Savu Savu.


Sun May 5 7:24 2019 NZST
Speed:
5.3
knts
Run: 167.8nm (303.7km)
Avg: 7.2knts
24hr: 173.6nm
29 24.53S 178 07.26E
Weather: Clear skys not a cloud to be seen wind S?E 12/15 COG 028T Bar is down 1 to 1019.5

made pretty good progress in the last 24hrs now 381 from Minerva nice morning clear skys enjoying the passage


Sat May 4 8:12 2019 NZST
Speed:
5.7
knts
Run: 160.3nm (290.1km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 153.3nm
31 36.56S 176 55.70E
Weather: 70 % CC E 12/15 1/2 mtr swell 017T 1020.5 OTB

A quite last 24 hrs except for the motor as we crawled our way toward the wind which was above us now at last have enough to shut the motor down we are 525 away from Minerva and should make better progress


Fri May 3 7:06 2019 NZST
Speed:
5.1
knts
Run: 142.6nm (258.1km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 142.6nm
33 41.42S 175 42.65E
Weather: 80% CC wind 12kts SE the odd swell of 1.5mtr my bar is 1020.5

Day one finds us 120NM off the coast and 665 from minerva we had a starry night now the odd rainy looking cloud


Thu May 2 7:06 2019 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
Run: 1.4nm (2.5km)
35 16.83S 174 06.96E
Weather: breeze appears to be out of the S and feels like it have 1021 OTB

We are checking out today and making tracks towards the warmth. Intend on stopping at Minerva on the way to Fiji ( Savu Savu)


Tue Apr 30 7:57 2019 NZST
Speed:
0.0
knts
Run: 15.9nm (28.8km)
35 16.42S 174 05.55E
Weather: have scattered cloud very little wind ? from s/w 1111.5 OTB

Good morning, Pilgrim is in Opua awaiting departure to places warmer, looking at Thurs day departure at this time enroute to Fiji via Minerva.


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