Monthly Archives: June 2016

Bula! – Savusavu, Fiji

“Buulaa!” is the first word we heard here, a happy Fijian “hello” that just about everyone greets you with. It started with the customs, immigration, health and biosecurity officials who boarded the boat to clear us in, and what a … Continue reading

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Bad Timing – Passage from Opua to Fiji, Pt 2

They say timing is everything, and this time we just couldn’t get it right. The strong winds that we’d had for the last three days suddenly stopped when we were 35nm away from Minerva Reef. On went the motor and … Continue reading

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Who’s The Boss? – Passage from NZ to Fiji

Being in a small boat in the middle of the ocean can be a stark reminder of who’s the boss out here. And it’s definitely Mother Nature, no question of that. Sailors do their best to prepare themselves and their … Continue reading

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Please Release Me – Opua, NZ

If patience is a virtue, we must be approaching sainthood by now. It’s been a month of waiting for a weather window, a month since Geoff and Scottie arrived. Sadly Scottie ran out of time due to his other commitments, … Continue reading

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