Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Coconut Point (Vanua Levu) to Nananu-I-Ra (Viti Levu)

Well, the Vatu-I-Ra channel was good to us. We had a wonderful sail across the channel - sunshine, calm winds, and following seas. Just what you see in the movies and what cruisers don't find very often!

It was almost a perfect day except for the last 2 miles when we were trying to enter the channel into the big island of Viti Levu. The winds and seas kicked up, plus Curly's waypoints had us pointed right at one of the small islands. Didn't seem quite right to us!

But, the waypoints were correct and wound us through the reefs to the island of Nananu-I-Ra. We are anchored in a beautiful bay with 1 other boat - our friends on Lauren Grace. They were very helpful getting us through the reef and finding the anchorage - we appreciated it!

Doug caught 4 fish along the way (2 at a time). Unfortunately, they were skipjacks. Oh well - still some excitement.

Nananu-I-Ra island has no roads and the only way to get here is by boat. But there are several big beautiful homes in our bay, plus some small resorts. This the end of the vacation season in Fiji, so the resorts are pretty quiet. Summer is just around the corner and it is suppose to be hot and humid.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is rainy, so we are going to hang out here and check out the island. Why not?

PS: It is so strange (but nice) to have internet at the islands!

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