Predicted wind didn't kick in so slow trip home. All safely tied up. Adventure over and back to reality.
On our way home to gulf harbour. Slow motor today hopefully sails up tomorrow. Looking forward to getting home.
made it 0930 29/10 at Opua. Good trip in ahead of front will be here for a few days. Great to be home again
eta Th am, hopefully EARLY!
4POB on passage. all well
All checked out at and on our way home.
At Vuda and hoping to check out tomorrow. Very hot and sticky. Crew looking forward to finally getting away
Yay we float! Finally back in the water after 8 long weeks. Our heartfelt thanks to the cruising community here for taking us in and looking after us and all their support. We couldnt have survived without you. Crew arriving tomorrow. Still a few jobs to sort here and need to trial rudder, then look for that weather window.
On hardstand Port Denarau waiting for our new rudder to be built. Work has finally begun. We are now known as the refugees being passed around the cruising community. All well.
Arrived Vuda this afternoon to tidy up and do jobs before joining rally and moving on to Vanuatu. Probably here for rest of the week.
Good sail under genoa all the way to Vatia. Only boat in here, wind dropped to nothing will press on tomorrow.
Great sail, wind 20 - 25knots SE made for a quick trip. Probably just here for the night
Back in Makogai for a couple of nights to play with the turtles. Brilliant day here but not good for a sail. Sunshine at last!
Wow great day in Levuka. What an amazing place. Will head back to Makogai tomorrow
Back in Savusavu to stock up for a couple of days before heading South. This place is jumping at present! There is a navy hospital ship here with 800 personnel on board so its all go! Just in Time arrived today so great to see them.
Back in savusavu bay. Slow start but great sail once wind kicked in at about 130 0. No fish yet again! Saw several small pods of dolphins. Managed to dodge the rain until we got here. A calm anchorage.
Viani Bay for night, gave Taveuni a miss as we have another wet day! Bit over all this rain, will head Savusavu way tomorrow.
Horseshoe Bay Matagi. A grey drizzly day but tucked up out of wind.
Another paradise found! Namata Bay Qamea. Have just met the Mitchell family what lovely people. Also just seen our first turtle.Sun shining another glorious evening.
Reluctantly dragged ourselves away from Albert cove. Catherine Bay for the night, very sheltered and calm. Church booming out over the Bay! Will move on tomorrow.
anchored at Albert Cove for a few days
Viani Bay, great sail down, no fish only 2 of us in here. Good to be out and about again
radio check and all good. The old read the instructions book fix!
could not copy the very garbled radio TX. Strong signal but just too difficult for anyone to copy - but thanks harley for trying. Arriving Savusavu today
good conditions for their arrival tomorrow Friday in Savusavu
our early bird - a good radio check!
eta Savusave Wed/thursday
Radio is an SEA235
not stopping at Minerva and hdg direct to savusavu
lookimg frward to sme respite. Great radio.
lumpy confused sea Not having much fun
will be pleased to get to Savusavu!
Finally on our way motoring
On marina at Opua better weather today
In Opua waiting to go crew arrive on Friday
Sweet Disorder - Opua
In Opua waiting.