Soteria

Soteria

Sat Nov 10 8:00 2018 NZDT
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 167.1nm (302.5km)
Avg: 6.9knts
24hr: 166.1nm
30 11.07S 174 45.59E
Weather: Partly cloudy and barometer 1017.4

All good on board. Woke this morning to no wind. Motors are on and we heading directly home.helped again by a generous current heading in our direction. Fruit salad breakfast still no fish. Love to all


Fri Nov 9 7:51 2018 NZDT
Speed: 7.2knts
Run: 205.7nm (372.3km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 198.7nm
27 46.07S 174 50.59E
Weather: Partly cloudy and barometer 1016.4

All good on board. Ideal sailing last night, on course reaching, 15 knots of wind 8 to 9 knots speed...... helped by a generous current heading in our direction. Love to all


Thu Nov 8 7:00 2018 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 320.5nm (580.1km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 195nm
24 49.07S 174 24.29E
Weather: Partly cloudy and cool1014.5mb

All good on board. Struggling more than we expected to keep on course. Wind looks to drop tomorrow. Love to all


Tue Nov 6 15:33 2018 NZDT
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 199.4nm (360.9km)
Avg: 2.9knts
24hr: 70.1nm
20 24.07S 175 56.29E
Weather: Fine and warm 1015.5mb

All good on board. First 12 hours were the worst we have had. Awful swell. The wind has gone nicely to the EES and is around 18 knots which suits us close enough. At last we have a good run with the weather and we are honking along in a warm wind, now this is what it?s about...... well part of it? Love to all


Sat Nov 3 19:18 2018 NZDT
Run: 3nm (5.4km)
17 46.2971S 177 11.5852E
Weather: Fine and windy, 20 knts barometer 1014.2

Crew on board, abandoned the original departure date now looking to leave Monday. Weather window looks promising. Head back to Denarau Sunday pm to get ready to check out. Wind is relentless here, glad we are here and not underway.

Love to all.


Fri Oct 26 10:50 2018 NZDT
Run: 22.6nm (40.9km)
17 45.0259S 177 09.1801E
Weather: Overcast ( again??) 27 degrees barometer 1011.4

Great day out at the reef yesterday for what’s likely to be our last snorkel. Heading in to Denarau today to get the new crew.


Mon Oct 22 19:27 2018 NZDT
Run: 9.4nm (17km)
18 03.1506S 177 17.0063E
Weather: Overcast barometer 1010.1

All good, anchored off Robinson Crusoe and off to see the fire dancing tonight, supposed to be amazing.


Sat Oct 20 17:38 2018 NZDT
Run: 69.9nm (126.5km)
17 55.0461S 177 16.0249E
Weather: Overcast with occasional showers barometer 1011.9

Well John is back from the UK and turning our attention to the trip home to NZ. Small hiccup with the crew but we have found a replacement who is excited to be on board. Looking to head way first week in November. So few days to relax before then. Just missed the best weather window I have seen in Years.

Love to all


Fri Aug 24 16:35 2018 NZST
Run: 7nm (12.7km)
16 54.7798S 177 23.1213E
Weather: Barometer 1011.4 fine with a very light southerly

Tucked in at Blue Lagoon Resort ( Thanks for the tip Rich) it is such a great hideaway. We are on our own and we can see at least 13 boats in at Nanuya 2 miles away. Had good snorkel with the biggest school of fish Maria has ever swam in....... amazing. Walked to the top of the hill for some great views.

Love to all


Mon Aug 20 18:30 2018 NZST
Run: 9.4nm (17km)
16 50.866S 177 28.0295E
Weather: Fine with some cloud 12knt easterly

The Jarvis’s are way beyond relaxed, reading googling swimming....did a few jobs today,changed fan belts and checked motors. AND a little bit of work.

Love to all from the northern Yaswas


agreed, those yassawas. they are splendid in many ways, good for you. and awesome Maria with the diving.....will send a crew request through to you on gmail. :) happy days and fair winds to you all. chris

so.......did vanua levu. taveuni not hold you big fella

Hey bud.... Don’t get me wrong, it was amazing and we took some great memories away with us, but the Yasawas........ well still my favourite I have to say. Hope you are enjoying yourself where ever you are. We are keen to catch up with ya again...
Thu Aug 16 11:14 2018 NZST
Run: 12nm (21.7km)
16 56.6200S 177 22.0447E
Weather: Fine some high cloud 28 degrees bar. 1014

Gary has now left and we have a month to get to Musket Cove. Decided we will hang out in the blue lagoon area for a few days. Catching up on some washing and off to walk around Nanoya this afternoon.


Fri Aug 10 20:27 2018 NZST
Run: 160.5nm (290.5km)
16 48.3605S 177 28.6563E
Weather: Fine light SE winds Baro 1012.5mb

Crossed over To Yasawas yesterday, what an amazing day of sailing, superb wind. Managed 8knots for most of the day. Staying in an amazing bay tonight but aren’t they all......

Treated to a pod of dolphins this afternoon

Traded some fish from locals in a long boat today.... life can be so simple when it wants to be.

Love to all


Mon Aug 6 19:15 2018 NZST
Run: 19nm (34.4km)
16 56.07S 179 54.06E
Weather: Southerly winds

Spent last night at Paradise cove resort, what an amazing level of service and attention. We felt so welcome, and were looked after supremely.. another fish caught so sorted for dinner for a while.


Wed Aug 1 18:10 2018 NZST
Run: 25.2nm (45.6km)
16 43.7483S 179 42.5960E
Weather: Fine baro 1013

The sailors have left the allure of Savusavu, but omg it hard, we really fell in love with this cool little town. Super friendly and easy to get things done. Fab trip over to Lambasa for my birthday and we are. Now in Fawn Harbour heading east for Viani bay tomorrow.

Love to all.


Wed Jul 25 17:56 2018 NZST
Run: 25nm (45.3km)
16 46.692S 179 19.980E
Weather: Overcast and wanting to rain 28 degrees 1015 mb

Back into relative civilisation at Savu Savu. Arrived today and treated ourselves to a marina berth. Off to explore the town tomorrow with talk of scooters to the other side of the island.


ahoy lads and lass! maria hi there and thanks for the marvellous passage cuisine! you must check out the local curry house in Savusavu to the right around the corner from petrol station opp marina make sure you visit Fiji dive academy in viani bay, they will put you on spot x on pristine reef!!

Giday Mate!! So nice to hear from ya and thanks for the intel. We should make Viani bay tomorrow me thinks.
Tue Jul 24 17:49 2018 NZST
Run: 57.3nm (103.7km)
16 55.39S 178 59.25E
Weather: Overcast with a light notherly??. That?s gotta change...

Andy of no wind where we raised the iron spinnaker and made lots of easting towards Savu Savu. Got the Kayak out and explored the bay then finished planting the on board garden. Apparently we are going to Greece for dinner tonight due mostly to the lack of fishing action. A stifling 32 degrees today......


Sun Jul 22 20:51 2018 NZST
Run: 11238.7nm (20342km)
Avg: 316.6knts
24hr: 7597.8nm
17 18.16S 178 13.01E

Sun Jul 22 20:47 2018 NZST
Weather: Fine and clear with 15 Knot Easterlies barometer 1011

Great day resting and then doing jobs, managed to sand and re oil the toe rails. Another great dinner another great sunset


Sat Jul 21 9:21 2018 NZST
Run: 11208.5nm (20287.4km)
Avg: 269.3knts
24hr: 6463.7nm
Weather: Fine and still

Spent the night behind mangroves in Toba Naloma. Super quiet night not a sole around us for miles. Great dinner, cards and a big sleep. Heading further east today.


Thu Jul 19 15:44 2018 NZST
Run: 47.4nm (85.8km)
17 38.54422S 177 23.50967E
Weather: Overcast but pleasant at 30 degrees

Maria has now arrived so the winter cruise can begin in earnest. We are all fuelled up and spent the morning in the markets in Nadi getting fresh produce and plants for our on board garden. Setting of for Savu Savu tomorrow. Pleasant night ahead in Saweni bay north of Denarau


Fri Jul 13 17:00 2018 NZST
Run: 168.8nm (305.5km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 73.8nm
17 77.1S 177 38.53208E
Weather: Fine with light cloud

Safely in at Denarau. Off to get cruising permit, do the laundry, SIM card.....all those usual jobs. Despite those 2 days of northerly that held us back, we were in in 7 and a half days, so pretty happy with the passage over all. SO nice to be still and get a full sleep. All ready I seems a long time ago. We were rewarded with a fish as well .Thanks Alex for keeping watch.

Time to prepare the boat for the arrival of the admiral, can’t wait.


Wed Jul 11 10:06 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 186.6nm (337.7km)
Avg: 8.3knts
24hr: 199.5nm
20 30.07S 176 33.29E
Weather: Fine and warm 1017mb

All good on board. The wind has gone nicely to the SW and is around 15 knots which suits us just fine. At last we have a good run with the weather and we are honking along in a warm Trade wind, now this is what it?s about...... well part of it? Love to all


Tue Jul 10 11:39 2018 NZST
Speed: 7knts
Run: 250.8nm (453.9km)
Avg: 14.3knts
24hr: 344nm
23 12.07S 175 95.29E
Weather: Fine and warm 1017mb

All good on board. The wind has gone nicely to the east but halved to about 8 knots more frustrations but on the bright it is flat and fine and 27 degrees. Looks like it will be a Thursday landfall for us making it an 8 day passage. Not a record but happy enough. Looking forward to getting our girl cleaned up and looking good again. Started fishing today so high hopes there too.

Love to all


Mon Jul 9 18:09 2018 NZST
Speed: 8.5knts
26 45.07S 175 45.29E
Weather: Overcast but fine

All good on board. The wind is quite North now making progress to Fiji difficult. We expect another day of northerly then back to East.Making great speed though. Looks like it will be a Thursday landfall at this stage.

Love to all


Sun Jul 8 9:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 8.5knts
Run: 148nm (267.9km)
Avg: 8knts
24hr: 193nm
26 45.07S 175 45.29E
Weather: Overcast but fine

All good on board. The wind is quite North now making progress to Fiji difficult. We expect another day of northerly then back to East.Making great speed though. Looks like it will be a Thursday landfall at this stage.

Love to all


Sat Jul 7 14:54 2018 NZST
Speed: 8.0knts
Run: 195nm (353km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.7nm
28 48.07S 175 87.29E
Weather: Cloudy but fine

great day, all in good spirits and why not? Steady wind from the east and travelling nicely at around 8 knots, yeeehaa. Much warmer at around 19 degrees back into the shorts, and soon just a tee shirt. Passed within 200m of a yacht and had a nice conversation over VHF. Love to all


Fri Jul 6 8:15 2018 NZST
Speed: 6.8knts
Run: 300.6nm (544.1km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 84.7nm
31 28.07S 175 23.29E
Weather: Overcast with showers around

2 days of motor to keep us on track, Easterlies have finally kicked in. All well on board. All gear good. Great trip so far, looking forward to getting a little warmer.

Love to all


Mon Jul 2 19:06 2018 NZST
Run: 378.1nm (684.4km)
35 43.58575s 174 19.81826e
Weather: Fine but cool

After what seems a lifetime of work we are set to clock out of Whangarei on Wednesday with a direct route to Fiji. Our legendary crew Gary is back with a new South Island crew member Chris joining us for the great adventure. Just starting to get excited about getting away again. We are so blessed to be able to do this again.


Thanks Al

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