Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Savusavu to Coconut Point (Vanua Levu)

Yes, we finally got moving. It was very hard to leave beautiful Savusavu and our wonderful friends, Michael and Cheryl, but it was time to get moving.

We only went about 50 miles, but it was a full day. This was our first time to navigate through the Fiji reefs and it was a little stressful - at least for me. But, Captain Doug did an excellent job of studying the weather and entering in the waypoints. We have to say, Curly's waypoints have been spot on so far. Hope that continues.

Plus, Ernie and Charlene on s/v Lauren Grace gave us a some great tips as we followed them to our anchorage and we appreciated it. Plus, they shared their bounty - some fresh Mahi Mahi. Yum!

The Nasonisoni passage was a little intense. It is only ~500 feet wide, ~250 deep, and has reefs on both sides - plus about 1 1/2 knots of current coming at us. We were fortunate to have a semi-sunny day, so the reefs were easy to see and we only got sprinkled on.

Tomorrow, we will get an early start and cross the Vatu-I-Ra channel to the big island of Viti Levu - which is about 30 miles. We are hoping for good winds and calm seas. Cross your fingers!

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