Wild Sweet

Wild Sweet

Wed Aug 16 6:58 2017 NZST
Weather: Currently calm, 100% overcast. Baro 1012

Still on our mooring at Musket Cove.
Had an exciting night as the wind and swell woke us up at about 0030. Peaked in intensity between 0200 and 0300 with sustained 25 knots Northerlies gusting 30 w/rain and 1m swells rolling through the anchorage. Lots of lightning off to the South East. At least one boat had to re anchor during the worst of it but our mooring held strong.
Have very noisy neighbours on a cat with brazillian flag loud music and running genset last evening now at 0700 have started their engines again.
So tired! :/

Overcast with loud neighbours.
Overcast with loud neighbours.
Sat Aug 12 15:53 2017 NZST
Run: 6.7nm (12.1km)
Weather: 20% cloud over, afternoon breeze of 10-15 kn from NNW! Water temp about 29*

On the last available mooring at Musket Cove.
A lot more room here now all the ICA fleet have taken off for Vanuatu.
Had a snorkel on the adjacent reef with Ryan and Ellie, spot of lunch then dropped them off on the beach near their resort.
Fixed the hole in the bottom of the dinghy ?

Fri Aug 11 14:43 2017 NZST
Run: 11.2nm (20.3km)
Weather: 50% cloud, wind S20, too gusty in the anchorage to get the dinghy off and explore :(

Anchored north of Malolo Lalai island

Mon Aug 7 15:52 2017 NZST
Run: 65.1nm (117.8km)
Weather: se 15-20 Overcast

Anchored in Nadi Bay, Viti Levu. Hanging around this part as we have family visiting us before we head off to Vanuatu later this month. Its been pleasant but chilly at night - have had to dig out a blanket!

Thu Jun 29 17:02 2017 NZST
Run: 123.8nm (224.1km)

Had a horrible passage across Bligh Water yesterday to Yasawa Island from Yadua, Followed a Cat called Misto on their way around with the ARC round the world rally. clean up day today, have lost a couple of books due to a deck leak into our book locker, most upset about the brand new RYA weather one which I was looking forward to reading :(
Since our last check in we have been from Savusavu to Koro, Makogai, Levuka on Ovalau, Naigani and Yadua tuning in to GHR when we can for the weather and updates on boats we know. we had some great snorkelling, met some interesting people and seen a few different places. now looking forward to exploring over this side. Its going really well for our first trip to the islands.

Wed Jun 7 8:05 2017 NZST
Run: 150.6nm (272.6km)
Avg: 3.1knts
24hr: 74.5nm

Arrived safely yesterday morning. It was a lifesaver having davids forecasts, to know why we were experiencing the weather we were and knowing what was coming next was amazing. Thank you so much to all of you for being there for us. We will be in touch late August when we leave to Vanuatu.

Mon Jun 5 7:34 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 165nm (298.7km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 83.3nm
Weather: Se10, SE1.5m swell, 60%cc, 1012

hove to last night in the trough but after a good sleep are enjoying the light sailing conditions

Sat Jun 3 8:02 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 142.3nm (257.6km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.7nm
Weather: SE15, SW1.5m swell, 100%cc, 1012

have a bit of a problem with fuel filters which need replacing. The sloppy conditions have stirred up the goorah in the tanks!

Fri Jun 2 7:46 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 273.6nm (495.2km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.1nm
Weather: NE10, NE1m swell

Have been sailing since 5.30pm last night so that must be good in such light conditions. Peaceful. On their passage to Savusavu

Wed May 31 8:12 2017 NZST
Speed: 6mknts
Run: 600.2nm (1086.4km)
Avg: 6.4knts
24hr: 152.5nm
Weather: NE2, E1m, 80%cc, 1020 st

good signal. Radio conditions have been bad the last few days. Will nt likely stop at Minerva

Sat May 27 9:45 2017 NZST
Run: 0.3nm (0.5km)

Cleared Customs, Last coffee and sausage roll from the General Store, said good bye to the old shop and our friends inside.
Will be a whole new store when we come back. now heading back to the boat to cast off .
A bit nervous but looking forward to it all.

Thu May 25 16:18 2017 NZST

Waiting for the weather window we hope will spin us North to Savusavu. Currently living aboard in the marina in Opua, ducking back to the house when we need a shower or laundry... at least we have a house and car in walking distance from the boat. At the moment the favourable window will be on Saturday 27 May.

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