Savusavu to the Yasawa
28 July 2013 | Sawa-i-lau Island
We rolled in a beautiful bay here in the Southern end of the Yasawa Island called Sawa-i-lau Island. Known for it's caves and amazing rock formations, google it. Amazing place.
We've made really good time coming West from Savusavu. The moment Kath felt she was good enough to travel, we slipped out, first day to Nadi Bay on Vanua Levu, 37 miles, negotiated the reefs well. Second day similar time at sea but Gildo caught a good sized Yellow Fin Tuna, fabulous. I taught him to head & clean the fish, then straight into the freezer. We had tuna steaks nicely cooked at Yadua Island last night. Yadua is off the SW Coast of Vanua Levu and the closest place to here that I could find , trying to avoid an overnighter. We met Adam Strannan on Yadua & he visited us, we toasted Scotty & he gave us some wine & some fabulous Wagu steak that we had on the BBQ tonight (He is on Silvertip, a 120 footer that we all have worked on, small world, nobody else for miles) This of course was after sashimi yellow fin tuna, yum.
We got up a bit earlier today and left abt 0830, we had a downhill run with winds up to 22 knots & moderate seas, mostly dry on board. We did 52 miles & averaged 7.5 knots, really good. Also, Capitano hooked & landed another yellow fin tuna, he cleaned and it's in the freezer too.
Kath still not 100% but getting there, she ate well tonight for a change.
We'll have an easy day here tomorrow & enjoy the local village, looks to be a school here too.
Quite different, very dry, very few trees on the main Island. Villages look good though, some thatched huts at least.