Monthly Archives: October 2017

2017-09-16 Passing Time on Passages

In early September, we set out on a daylight passage north from Foa in the Ha'apai Group to Neiafu, Vavau (Tonga) in early September.  The distance is about 70NM. A satellite picture of the area in Tonga, with the Ha'apai Group to the south and Vavau Group to the north.  Only one piece [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|2017-Fiji|4 Comments

2017-10-05 Savusavu & Makongai

After a 3 day sail from Tonga in mid-September, we cleared into Savusavu, Fiji.  It is a familiar town to us.  We were lucky to meet up with friends on Marilyn and Mustang Sally. We reprovisioned and went out to some Chinese, Indian and Thai diners in town.  Dining out is cheaper than eating on [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|2017-Fiji|0 Comments

2017-10-10 To Go or Not to Go

We were told by our weather router that we had a reasonable weather window for sailing to New Zealand last week.  It is still very cold (12-14 degrees) with frequent storms there but we wanted to take advantage of a good passage window if it presented itself.  We motor-sailed west from the kiting spot at [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|2017-Fiji|4 Comments