Latitude: 17 36.008 S
Longitude: 177 26.479 E
Update: Last passage of the season safely completed. We have arrived in Fiji.
After 4 days of dark gray skies, gunmetal sliver water, wind, waves, and rain we have safely arrived on the fifth day in Fiji. We may have seen the moon for a few seconds the first night out and then it was inky black at night. So much for sailing with a full moon.
What was that big yellow globe in the sky? We saw blue sky and blue water for the first time this morning as we came through Navula pass into a beautiful lagoon on the lee side of Viti Levu in Fiji. The lagoon is bigger than the San Francisco bay and is dotted with islands and reefs. It looked like a lake today when we arrived. The wind blowing 8-10 knots, the temperature in the low 80's. Russ said, "Now this is what I hoped sailing in the South Pacific would be like!" We are looking forward to sailing here next season.
We will be here a month at the Vuda Point Marina while we put Worrall Wind in a hurricane trench until April. As usual we have a lot of clean up and projects. In late November, early Decemeber we will be flying to New Zealand, camping, traveling, and berth surfing on friends boats in NZ until we return to Fiji to resume our circumnavigation next spring. Anyone planning on a trip to New Zealand? Let us know and we can catch up there. We'll keep submitting periodic posts to our blog. Worrall Wind will be grounded, but the 2 Sail R's will continue their exploration of the world. Keep in touch with us and let us know what you are up to. Next season, we will be in Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Australia. Perhaps we will see you out there, or you can crew a leg.
The 2 Sail R's on Worrall Wind, Roz and Russ