Saturday, May 3, 2014

Bula Bula!

Yes, we are still in the marina, but we are almost ready to untie the dock lines and head to the islands - yeah!
View from the top
As always, it has taken us longer than expected, but everything is going well.  All systems on Moondance are working and everything is in place - almost.
Orange Pass - no wonder we didn't win!

Doug has done an excellent job - as always.  Plus, we have had some work done by local companies.

Our sails, dodger, and bimini needed some restitching - things were starting to unravel.

Plus, our dinghy engine needed overhauled.  Last year, it caused us lots of problems.  It now is running perfectly - good thing. 
8 inches of rain - wow

We would probably sailing right now if I hadn't decided we needed to varnish.

Oh well, our exterior teak had been neglected too long.
Hanging out with Interlude
Good thing we have friends to hang out with and fun stuff to do to pass the time.

There is always something going on around here and we have made lots of great friends.

Some will sail off to other countries, but lots will be sailing around Fiji with us.

Fiji Night
It will be wonderful to share all of our Fiji experiences with other cruisers.

Bird of Paradise
As of now, we plan on leaving Vuda Point Marina on Thursday.

We will spend a couple of days on a mooring ball in Port Denarau and then on to Musket Cove on the island of Malolo Lailai.
Another beauty

Then, slowly make our way up the Yasawa islands.  We have heard so many wonderful things about these islands - looking forward to seeing them for ourselves.

It is going to be a fun year!

1 comment:

Bruce Ellen said...

Ihave been following your blogs for some time but this one has got me.
How do you pass the orange and are there any rules.

Bruce from sunny queensland.