Our Ever-Changing Backyard--Sailing with Scoots

14 October 2019 | Savusavu, Fiji
27 July 2019 | Tavoro Waterfalls, Taveuni Island, Fiji
15 July 2019 | Viani Bay
23 June 2019 | En route to Savusavu, Fiji, from N. Minerva Reef
20 June 2019 | North Minerva Reef
17 June 2019 | In the ocean, NE of New Zealand
14 June 2019 | In the ocean, NE of New Zealand
13 June 2019 | In the ocean, NE of New Zealand
12 June 2019 | Marsden Cove Marina, Ruakaka, NZ
06 May 2019 | Paradise Taveuni Resort
04 March 2019 | Koro Island
05 December 2018 | On passage from Fiji to NZ
01 December 2018 | On passage from Fiji to NZ
30 November 2018 | On passage from Fiji to NZ

Special Update

31 October 2014 | Current location: Bah?a Tortuga (Turtle Bay) 27? 41.1'N 114? 53.2'W
Vandy Shrader
Baja Haha Update...

Due to the presence of Hurricane Vance way south of us (which our weather gurus and every sailor has been monitoring closely since it was a tropical depression), the inherently unpredictable nature of storm tracks, and the possibility of rough sailing conditions in the area between the storm's low pressure and a nearby high pressure, the Baja Haha fleet will be holding in Turtle Bay for at least another day.

While no one expects the storm to come through here, the Grand Poobah has made the conservative decision to stay here rather than venturing south right now.

Turtle Bay is a good place to hold: the bay is nearly surrounded by land, the holding is good, there is plenty of room for all the boats, and there's plenty to do nearby. If you're going to be stuck someplace, Turtle Bay is the place to do it.

I'll update everyone if anything changes. For now, Se?n is making breakfast, we are waiting for the 8 am radio check-in, and we will refloat our dinghy (so much for being ready to leave early this morning!) and head into town to buy some fresh eggs and cilantro, and basically enjoy the day.

Adi?s por ahora!
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Vessel Name: SCOOTS
Vessel Make/Model: Able Apogee 50
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Eric and Vandy Shrader
About: We've been living aboard full time since September 2014. We sailed to Mexico with the 2014 Baja Haha and had fun exploring Mexico until April 2016, when we turned SCOOTS west and headed to the South Pacific. As of late Nov. 2016, SCOOTS and her crew are exploring New Zealand.
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