Tied up at the Q dock in Marsden Cove.
Just off the Cavalli's, finally sailing again after burning all our diesel except for a bit to get into Marsden Cove Marina. 75nm to go, ETA 02:00 tomorrow morning. All well.
motored all night. No autopilot
wont get much wind for a couple of days
got front yesterday afternoon and have made good progress in last 24h
will get slight front midnight tonght
Sailing again since midnight, 180 true at 5kt, waiting for the front
Still Glassy sea, motoring since 0300 with 5.5kt 180True, used the day for preparing food and a shower
Still going upwind, uncomfortable but all good
Just left Noumea for NZ. Motoring in no wind at the moment.
leaving New Cal tomorrow
Motored the whole way to the Isle de Pins today. Anchored in Baie Kuto.
20nm from Havannah Pass
passage to New Cal
passsage to New cal
Just cleared out of Lautoka. We are on our way to New Caledonia.
Still in Musket Cove, waiting for weather to go west. Joining the regatta fun while we are here.
On our way from Beqa to Somosomo Bay.
Arrived in Suva this morning 0300 after a wonderful sail down the coast. Where to now ...?
@ anchor in front of Levuka. Somewhat rolly but ok. We'll be off towards Suva tonight.
Had a bumpy fast overnighter to Makongai. We spent two nights there, and it is a magical place (giant clams, turtles and awesome people). Moved on today to Naigani.
I forgot to change from W to E
Instead of an overnighter to Makongai, we are now on a mooring off Paradise Resort on the south western Tip of Taveuni. It was just too ugly, lumpy seas, big showers and SSW wind between 0 and 20kts.
We finally moved from Rabi to Qamea today.
Anchored in Katherine Bay on the the south edge of Rabi. Very sheltered in here but it was gusty all night long. Played ball games with the kids and the locals on shore yesterday.
Moved from Viani to Naqaiqai Bay and yesterday on to Buca Bay. The ladys caught the bus to Savusavu this morning. Wind was up during the days 20-25kts SE but calm over night.
Still in Viani Bay. The wind was howling down Somosomo strait yesterday. In here we had an hour or two of gusts up to 15kts but during the afternoon it calmed down to duck pond conditions.
Anchored @ Viani Bay with Allure right next to us. Going for a snorkel today.
@ Anchor in Dakuniba Harbour. Very nice here.
Made it to Savusavu today after two long days motoring from Yadua along the coast of Vanua Levu. Yadua is a magical place. Last night we stayed in Navatu Bay just east of Naisonisoni Pass and got attacked by millions of flying ants after dawn. Zephyrus was still covered in them this morning.
At Nanuna-I-Ra. Stunning landscape all the way up here.
We are heading around the north of Viti Levu.
At Denarau Marina. Very artificial, but good for some maintenance. Not sure yet where to go from here. Towards Savusavu or leave Fiji for New Cal ...
@ anchor in the Blue Lagoon. Snorkeling here is disappointing. Good anchorage after the wind backed to ESE last night. Very choppy before. We are off to a Resort night tonight with Lovo and so on.
@ anchor in Vunayawa Bay. Snorkeled with mantas yesterday and bumped into another anchored yacht at night. Adventures, adventures ...
Still at Octopus, watching soccer. Good place to be.
Enjoying the Octopus resort. We'll keep going tomorrow further north to Naviti.
@ Anchor of Navadra Island in the Mamanucas, nice corals, good snorkeling off the boat and beautiful scenery.
Finally @ anchor in Musket Cove. All is well.
Great fast sail over night. Heading for Musket Cove after a short visit to Robinson Crusoe Resort. Not impressed.
On passage from Kadavu to Likuri Harbour
Moved from the anchorage in the channel between Galoa and Kadavu (19 03.91s 178 10.63e) around the corner since the wind backed to ESE. Had a great day at the local rugby match yesterday and brought our friend Veronika to the airport. Heading in and out of Vunisea is still a rough ride. Did sevusevu at Galoa village yesterday evening among some very friendly people.
@ Anchor in Galoa Harbour. Tacking our way today from Korulevu to Galoa against 10kts westerly winds
@ Anchor in Naqara Bay on the north side of Ono, good snorkeling but pretty choppy and gusty, heading for Kavala Bay today, looking for a quiet anchorage for a change
Still at the same spot. Very calm until 0200 in the morning, then, lots of thunder, lightning and rain for a while.
At anchor on west side of Dravuni, had a bumpy night with Nly winds of 15kt and a lot of rain. Cleared during the day, beautiful and sunny now.
motoring towards Kadavu
Suva - ;ast night. Passage complete!
5nm form N Minerva
hove to overnight seas up to 4-5m
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