It was a very busy week in Suva getting ready for two weeks in the Yasawa Islands.
Six people from Global Vision International joined our 11 crew.
Departing early on a Saturday morning we sailed the south coast of Viti Levu, through Beqa Passage and into Navula Passage. We sailed past Musket Cove, through the Mamanucas to Soso Bay, Navit Is. early on Sunday evening. A couple days there swimming with the Manta Rays, then we sailed north to Blue Lagoon on Nanuya-Sewa Island.
Most of the crew did home stays at a local village, helped survey a local reef and install a water tank at Yaqeta Island. The pub at the Nanuya Resort was a favourite spot for happy hour about sunset.
It was a 20 hour sail back through the reefs to Lautoka.
On this side of Viti Levu inside the outer reef there is a vast scattering of reefs and small islands. The area is too deep to anchor outside the reefs and too shallow on the reefs. It requires careful navigation and a capable navigation team. I am happy to report my crew is learning well.
Eight of the crew will be staying on for the passage to Vanuatu. We would like to be setting sail as close to 25 August as possible.
New crew wishing to join us for the 500 mile passage can come aboard at Lautoka, Fiji. This passage will take 4 to 10 days depending on the wind. We will be visiting several islands in Vanuatu until 15 October when we set sail for New Zealand. My cell phone here in Fiji is: +679 865-0612
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In this part of the South Pacific the bottom rises steeply from 3000 metres to the surface taking the shape of Lansdowne Bank and Bellona Reefs. While the current pushed us toward these reefs, the wind became light and fickle.
On the seventh day we were met with fresh head winds coming from the direction we were trying to sail. ....read more
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