Monday, June 27, 2016

Enjoying the beautiful Blue Lagoon!

It took us much longer than expected, but we are finally out sailing around the Fiji Islands - yeah!

Blue Lagoon anchorage
It feels wonderful to be out exploring new places again. Our friends Jude and Grant (s/v Blinder) helped get us moving - we were stuck - hah!
Great view from the top

The famous Blue Lagoon is only about 70 miles from Port Denarau Marina (our home base), but it took us two days of motor/sailing.

Beautiful day for a sail!
Lots of blue skies and moderate winds, but no fish were harmed (unfortunately).
Jude and Grant enjoying a swim

We spent one night anchored off the spit between Waya and Wayasewa.
Sunrise at Wayasewa

Good place to rest and get an early start - hence the sunrise shot!

Reef watching!

Sailing thru the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands is challenging.

So many reefs - so we are always on the look out, plus using all of our charting software.  It can get a little exciting at times!
Cruising the Blue Lagoon

But, so far, the journey has always been rewarded with a stunning place to drop the anchor and relax.

Perfect place to watch the sunset

And, that is exactly what we are doing now anchored in the famous Blue Lagoon just off the island of Nanuya Lailai Island.

Other side of the island

Enjoying visiting with the Yachties, Happy Hours at the Boathouse Nanuya, walks, a little swimming and snorkeling, etc..

Even hosted a brunch with friends.  Doug made coconut pancakes (yum) and everyone brought goodies to go along.

Out for a walk!
Nice way to start Sunday Funday!
Flower or weed?  Still pretty!

We will be here a few more days and then start our way back to Port Denarau.

Doug has to make a Visa run to Vanuatu - oh boy - and then we can hit the islands again.

Enjoy the rest of the pictures!
Celebrating our 34th Anniversary with Friends

Crowd at the Fiji Pro Surf Championship

Fun watching these guys surf!

Jude, Grant, and Doug at the Barbie
Tennis anyone?

Beautiful bougainvillea