Intrepid Vagabonds

Vessel Name: Mungojerrie
Vessel Make/Model: Open Ocean 16meter power catamaran
Hailing Port: Gulf Harbour Auckland New Zealand
Crew: Mike Welch and Linda Jones
About: Veterans of 50000 sailing miles,now gone to the dark side, and built a power cat. looking forward to the extra comfort of the next few years on Mungojerrie
Extra: Both like a little tiple or ten.Enjoy the social side of boating, we are looking forward to seeing new places and meeting new people. Hope to see our friends and family in exotic places as we move around the world. V
11 November 2019 | Fiji
10 November 2019 | Vunda marina
21 October 2019 | Vunda marina
21 October 2019 | Vunda marina
18 October 2019 | Fiji
02 October 2019 | Malolo lailai
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26 August 2019 | Vuda Point Fiji
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27 July 2019 | Tonga
12 July 2019 | Neiafu Tonga
21 June 2019 | Vava'u Tonga
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11 November 2019 | Fiji

Bula

12th November

10 November 2019 | Vunda marina

Bula Bula

November 11th.

21 October 2019 | Vunda marina

Bula Bula

27th sept.

21 October 2019 | Vunda marina

Bula Bula

27th sept.

18 October 2019 | Fiji

Still here

Last blog got lost again so after writing to catch up on the last few weeks news I am beginning to think there is a conspiracy.

02 October 2019 | Malolo lailai

Musket Cove regatta week

12 September Thursday

Bula

11 November 2019 | Fiji
linda jones | Wet hot
12th November

Bula
Today we leave Fiji for NZ.
Vinaka Vakalevu Fiji 🇫🇯 we have had a great time.

Ni sa moce

Bula Bula

10 November 2019 | Vunda marina
linda jones | Rainy season upon us.
November 11th.

It has been a long time since I have posted anything. Mostly because we haven’t done anything much to write about.
We have been in and out of Vunda marina to have repairs done and await parts to arrive. Spent some time again up in the Yasawas catching up with friends. We had a battle with the pumice covering the sea and had to stay put while it moved away. Not good for the water intakes. It took a few days but the bonus was the bottom of the dinghy had a nice clean as we motored through it. We have never seen anything like it, the beaches were covered and we walked through it up to our calves.
We had a fun weekend watching the Fiji sevens. They were held in the school grounds, it was a noisey colourful event. There were 12 of us and we were warmly welcomed in the opening speeches.

Back to Musket Cove to pick up a gang of people for a days fishing. NOTHING. We think MJ does not want us to catch fish! Went out to Cloud nine which is a floating platform on Roro reef. It’s for lounging on, snorkeling from, eating pizza and drinking cocktails. So I called to book and was informed it was $60 per head to climb on board. We had an 8year old with us, no discount for him. That was a no brainer for us. We had delicious food for lunch, all manner of antipasto type goodies, cold wine and beer and of course swimming and snorkeling off MJ. A great day was had by all.

We have had a lovely couple of weeks catching up with friends we met on the 2007 rally. They sold their previous boat and have bought another one here. They have been around the world since we saw them last so lots to talk about.

As you will all know by now we are returning home. We have a good weather window this week so are due to clear customs tomorrow. Should take around 5 days. So see you all again soon.

All good and ready to go.

Bula Bula

21 October 2019 | Vunda marina
linda jones | Hot and sunny
27th sept.

Happy chappies now. Booze locker looking healthy again, got a few provisions as well. Notice the priorities!
Left for Likuliku Bay, Waya Island Yasawas. Known as Octopus Bay. We arrived to a picture perfect setting. The one on many a postcard.
Kayaked ashore for a look around and decided to treat ourselves to cocktails and dinner that night. Octopus Resort is one of the best in Fiji and boy did we pay for that. One of the most expensive dinners we have ever had. So we decided to go to the beach bar after dinner and watch a couple of the RWC games. We had to have a couple of beers as you can’t sit at a bar watching rugby without a beer or two. Apparently!! What was another few dollars anyway. (Pot noddles for a week).

30th Sept

Left for Nanuya Balauv Island where we anchored off Manta Ray Bay. We looked for hours both in and out of the water but no Rays to be seen. There hadn’t been any sightings for a few days, it was the end of the season. Too early to swim with the whales in Tonga to late for the Rays in Fiji. It wasn’t meant to be.
The bonus was the snorkeling. By far the best so far. It was an amazing way to do it. Dinghy to the beginning of the channel, jump in tie the painter around your wrist and let the current take you to the end. Back in the dingy and do it again and again and again. Surrounded by thousands of tropical fish, literally drifting through them. It was fantastic.

Both well and happy
Moce!

Bula Bula

21 October 2019 | Vunda marina
linda jones | Hot and sunny
27th sept.

Happy chappies now. Booze locker looking healthy again, got a few provisions as well. Notice the priorities!
Left for Likuliku Bay, Waya Island Yasawas. Known as Octopus Bay. We arrived to a picture perfect setting. The one on many a postcard.
Kayaked ashore for a look around and decided to treat ourselves to cocktails and dinner that night. Octopus Resort is one of the best in Fiji and boy did we pay for that. One of the most expensive dinners we have ever had. So we decided to go to the beach bar after dinner and watch a couple of the RWC games. We had to have a couple of beers as you can’t sit at a bar watching rugby without a beer or two. Apparently!! What was another few dollars anyway. (Pot noddles for a week).

30th Sept

Left for Nanuya Balauv Island where we anchored off Manta Ray Bay. We looked for hours both in and out of the water but no Rays to be seen. There hadn’t been any sightings for a few days, it was the end of the season. Too early to swim with the whales in Tonga to late for the Rays in Fiji. It wasn’t meant to be.
The bonus was the snorkeling. By far the best so far. It was an amazing way to do it. Dinghy to the beginning of the channel, jump in tie the painter around your wrist and let the current take you to the end. Back in the dingy and do it again and again and again. Surrounded by thousands of tropical fish, literally drifting through them. It was fantastic.

Both well and happy
Moce!

Still here

18 October 2019 | Fiji
linda jones | Same
Last blog got lost again so after writing to catch up on the last few weeks news I am beginning to think there is a conspiracy.
Frustrating when you have clear internet coverage, sit and write at length and gone. Now moving on again tomorrow so can’t write again for a few days. Not happy.
All well on MJ

Musket Cove regatta week

02 October 2019 | Malolo lailai
Mike welch | Sunny and wind
12 September Thursday

Left Vunda Point for Musket Cove to join Xanadu and other friends for the 36th Regatta week.A week of high jinks and partying everything from Pirate day at Beachcomber island, Hobie cat challenge( 4th place to Graham off Toronui gulf harbour who flew in to defend his last years win.)
Monday attended carnival night , great night of live music and wonderous costumes the weight lifter in singlet and underpants with two balloons on a broomstick was my favourite.
Wednesday around Malolo race which we did with Michael and Michelle on Malanikai an 18m, 29 ton sailing cat from Hawaii.We gained first place surprising in 3 to 5 knots of wind .We were last at one stage but with the help of two 300 hp motors well say no more.
Wednesday night the grand finale, cocktails and a Fiji feast ,pig on the spit and free wine for those of us who braved the rush.The week is a great family week every day games for the kids and the big kids.Our personal highlight came on Saturday night we were in the $2 bar now $8 bar and met up with John and Ayse now off Roam but latterly off Jacarna with who we sailed from Borneo to the Louisades with 2010. We spent several days catching up ,extending regatta week for another week.Spent time kayaking and snorkeling on the sand cay with Xanadu ,had turtles around the boat most days.So happy days we love Fiji and the Fijians are so happy, apart from when we witnessed the flying Fijians being well and truely beaten in the RWcup.
27th September emergency run to Denarau to restock the booze locker and off to the Yasawas.All well and having a ball on MJ


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