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

Saturday, October 13, 2007 - Pleasant Sailing

13 October 2007 | Naingani Island, Fiji
Don
We left Makongai at 9:30 this morning for the short sail to an island called Naingani. The wind was 10-12 knots on the beam and the waves were very small making for nice sailing. From this point on in Fiji there will be very little swell because all the remaining water we will cover is protected by islands and thousands of reefs. That's the good news. The bad news is there is lots of real estate to run into. Navigating here is more challenging than in the Tuamotu.

Naingani is a small island with steep sides and a barrier reef. The village, on the other side of the island, is inaccessible from the anchorage so we did not present "sevu sevu" to the chief. The snorkeling was not spectacular and I saw no fish of edible size. This is, however, a very pleasant, quiet and beautiful place to spend time.

All else is well onboard. Tomorrow we will leave early to travel west along the north coast of Viti Levu, the principle island of Fiji.
Comments
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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