SV Tanga

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21 November 2015 | Vuda Point Marina, Fiji Islands
03 November 2015 | Savu Savu, Fiji
23 October 2015 | Savu Savu, Fiji
29 June 2015 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
12 June 2015 | Musket Cove Marina, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
19 September 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
05 September 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
17 August 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
26 July 2014 | Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji
06 July 2014 | Nananu-i-ra Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
04 July 2014 | Nananu-i-ra Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
01 July 2014 | 17 23.614S:177 '47.72E
30 June 2014 | Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
25 June 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
29 May 2014 | Port Denerau Marina, Fiji
21 May 2014 | Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
19 May 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
23 April 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
08 April 2014 | Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
05 March 2014 | Vuda Marina, Fiji

Fakarava Part II

19 July 2012 | Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotu's
While Tom was enjoying his morning coffee while reading a book in the cockpit, he noticed an outrigger race that was about to begin. The starting line was right in front of where we are anchoraged. First, came the women's race, with about 10 girls. Then came the men's race with about 9 guys. The racing track was straight and about 500 yards long, just a quick sprint for them. During the 2nd run, double the distance, of the men's race, we saw one of the outriggers flip over in the water. I thought they were designed to not let that happened. Anyway, the guy easily got it turned back over and rowed right along. The racing announcer and crowds of people gathered at the concrete wharf. We could hear and see it all from the boat. After about an hour, all the racing was over and the lagoon became quiet again. It was a neat way of starting our day.

We finally went snorkeling yesterday!!! After the racing was done and we had breakfast, we went ashore. We purposely waited until about 10 am so that the sun would be up enough to light up the beautiful turquoise water. We snorkeled for an hour or two, enjoying the water, drifting along with the swells and current, looking at all the coral and watching the different fish. Tom had on our Hero camera and we did an underwater movie, which turned out pretty cool. Oh, and when we were walking past the Fakarava Dive Center, we stopped and talked to the couple that helped us out yesterday. They pointed out that a brand new Wi-Fi antenna had just been installed. So, the last day we are here, we have internet! Yeah!!

After snorkeling, we dinghied over to another beach for lunch. While approaching the beach, carefully navigating around the coral heads, we passed right by a nurse shark. The shark was swimming in very shallow water and just a few feet from the beach. We passed alongside him where I felt like I could have reached out and touched him. It's always very cool to see the sharks!

Today we are heading to the southeast side of Fakarava, about 40 miles away. This spot is known for excellent diving and snorkeling. We're both very excited about it!!! Watch for an upcoming post, and hopefully good pictures about it. The tiny village has a population of like 11 people and no services so we will have no internet while we are there.

Vessel Name: Tanga
Vessel Make/Model: Morgan OutIsland 415
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Tom and Monica
About: Hi and welcome to our website. We are beginning our new journey in life of sailing around the world. Please follow along with us in our new adventures.
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