We're in Musket Cove! Such a famous watering hole and it lives up to expectation. The resort is yachtie friendly, a rare treat! There is also a yacht club and we are on a mooring just outside the resort and allowed to use the swimming pools, beach and all its facilities. The kids are ecstatic … Continue reading Viti Levu
After completing the entry formalities on Thursday we went ashore for some pizza and beers and then had an early night. The next morning we were woken up very early by someone knocking on the hull. Seathan got out of bed and mumbled, “If this is someone trying to sell necklaces it won’t be his … Continue reading Fiji, first impressions
Seathan did a final weather check early on Tuesday morning and decided the window looked better than initially hoped so we all got into action and started preparing our departure for midday. We rang Customs (who also handle immigration on departure) and they offered to come to see us in Orakei marina which made everything … Continue reading 1200 nautical miles later
Position 20 19S 178 48E SOG 5+knts COG 000T Wind SE 13knts Sea state 2 1/2mtrs SW Pressure 1018mb stable All good out here, slowed down for a Thursday arrival into Savu Savu, the sun has made a cameo, the sea is aft and most important the crew are all happy. Rehua.
Date 20-07-16 NZST Position 18 45S 179 04E SOG 8+ knts COG 000T Wind S 10-14knts T Sea state 1m on the beam mtrs Pressure 1018mb stable Last night was pretty variable, wind backed round to the ESE and the new seaway kept the boat rocking and rolling, coupled with some rather large and aggresive … Continue reading Home Run.
Position 22 56S 179 23E SOG 6+knts COG 000T Wind SW 13knts Sea state 3mtrs SW Pressure 1019mb stable Theoretically after the halfway it's downhill on the home run so to speak but the wind isn't playing ball, our course is good but the speed is leaving something to be desired. All aboard on good … Continue reading Downhill to Fiji
Date 17-07-16 NZST Position 24 51S 179 19E SOG 5 knts COG 000T Wind S 8-10knts Sea state 3 mtrs Pressure 1020mb stable Someone turned the fan off but forgot about the wave machine, crickey who's running this pool? We are moseying along today, and the boat is quiet, no jolting around, no gremlins hammering … Continue reading Tranquility base.
Position 27 59S 179 19E SOG 8-9 knts COG 018T Wind WSW 25-30knts Sea state 4 mtrs, WSW steep and breaking Pressure 1020mb stable 600 down 600 to go, "cannons to the left cannons to the right onward rode the 600" not sure about the analogy there but hey some of these waves sound like … Continue reading Halfway…..with poetry.
Position 30 47S 178 23E SOG 8-15knts COG 008T Wind SW 20-27knts Sea state 3mtrs SW Pressure 1020mb stable Were sailing as fast as we can, almost, but every time I mark our position were still over the top of NZ what gives? I checked the stern for a line or bungee cord but nope … Continue reading Bungeed to Nth Cape
Position 33 17S 177 38E SOG 9-10knts COG 020T Wind SW 20-30knts Sea state 3-4mtrs E and N and SW Pressure 1015mb stable JAILBREAK What a night followed by the morning from hell, we hit the predicted Northerlies early yesterday and sailed the knock until it became to hard to take the course back into … Continue reading Jailbreak