s/v Sand Dollar

12 November 2007 | Opua, New Zealand
11 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
10 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
09 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
08 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
07 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
06 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
05 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
04 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
03 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
02 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
01 November 2007 | Vuda Point Marina, Fiji
31 October 2007 | Vuda Point Marina, Fiji
29 October 2007 | Vuda Point Marina, Fiji
27 October 2007 | Navadra Island, Fiji
26 October 2007 | Mana Island, Fiji
25 October 2007 | Mana Island, Fiji
24 October 2007 | Musket Cove, Fiji
23 October 2007 | Musket Cove, Fiji

Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Mana Island

25 October 2007 | Mana Island, Fiji
Don
Sand Dollar weighed anchor this afternoon with the overhauled anchor winch. To my delight, it ran like a sewing machine and easily lifted the weight off the bottom and dropped the chain into the locker without jamming. What a pleasure!

We made the nine mile trip to Mana Island motor sailing because the passage was among many reefs and some small islands. In fact, we passed Castaway Island, close by where Tom Hanks was filmed in the movie by the same name. Most of the islands here of any size have at least one resort and many have several. The climate is dry during the winter so Kiwis and Ausies flock here to get their fill of beach life. Mana Island has one large moderately expensive resort and three backpacker type resorts. Tonight we will have dinner at one of these resorts for $3.50. Guess which one.

All else is well onboard. There are two other boats in the anchorage which is well-protected with very little swell entering the lagoon.
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Vessel Name: Sand Dollar
Vessel Make/Model: Crealock 34 by Pacific Seacraft
Hailing Port: Beaux Arts, WA
Crew: Don Pratten
About: No crew at present time
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Sand Dollar

Who: Don Pratten
Port: Beaux Arts, WA