Saturday, October 13, 2007 - Pleasant Sailing
13 October 2007 | Naingani Island, Fiji
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.