The Sailabout of Mauliola


18 October 2016 | Nuku Hiva
11 October 2016 | Fatu Hiva, Marquesas
08 October 2016 | Makemo
06 October 2016 | Tahanea
25 September 2016 | Rotoava, Fakarava
25 September 2016 | Rotoava, Fakarava
05 September 2016 | Fakarava
05 September 2016 | Fakarava
01 September 2016 | Fakarava, North Pass.
30 August 2016 | Fakarava, south pass
22 August 2016 | Tahiti
23 October 2015 | Port Denarau
05 October 2015 | Fakarava, south pass
05 October 2015 | Vurolevu Island
26 September 2015 | Matasawalevu Bay
24 September 2015 | Vunisea, Kadavu
06 September 2015 | Fulaga, Fiji
06 September 2015 | Fulaga, Fiji
06 September 2015 | Fulaga, Fiji
04 September 2015 | Susui Island

Bay of Islands

26 August 2015 | Vanua Balavu, Fiji
C. Farias
Bula to all. We sailed yesterday morning to Vanua Balavu, the northernmost of the Lau group. It was a breezy 73 miles but the wind was from the south, from our beam, and the seas were reasonably flat. We motored for the first hour but by 10:45 we were at the Qilaqila pass which we entered carefully. The reef was clearly visible and there were many bommies (coral heads) just under the water, which kept all of us on watch at the bow and Larry at the mast. We proceeded to Dilaconi village where we had to do the Sevusevu, the traditional way to enter a Fijian village. The village is very small, only 130 residents, and seemed to be deserted. I guess it was their lunch time siesta. We did our sevusevu and were welcomed to the village by the headman as the chief was absent. From the village we came to anchor at the picturesque Bay of Islands, which is like a giant lagoon with many sculptured rock formations scattered around it. These are being eroded at the base by mother's nature constant cycle of creation and destruction. I wish I had studied geology as I am curious at to the how these amazing formations were created. We paddled around this morning and found small archways that harbor a most colorful colony of soft corals. We came back to take some photos and snorkeled in the peaceful turquoise waters. In the way back we came to a small lagoon where a massive amount of fruit bats live. They hang on the trees like fruit and at the sound of the outboard engine some started flying above us. They were many hundreds of them on the trees and flying above us. One of the most amazing things I have seen. We have almost no internet connection here. Sending this via our trusted SSB radio. My Aloha to all and until next time.
Vessel Name: Mauliola
Vessel Make/Model: Morrelli&Melvin Custom 65' Catamaran
Hailing Port: Hawaii
Crew: Jerry King and Conceicao Farias, owners
About: Conceicao is a Brazilian, Hawaiian by heart, wahine (girl). Conceicao e uma Brasileira, Cearence, Hawaiana de coracao. Jerry is from California, an old Hobie cat sailor, the man with a vision and a mission.
Extra: Our plans: to do a sailabout and come out in the other side of the seas. The South Pacific is our first stop.
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