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

Heading North

01 July 2014 | 17 23.614S:177 '47.72E
We left Denarau Marina yesterday, just after finishing up the last of our chores, and we are heading north for what is called "The Futuna Run." What is The Futuna Run? It is what we long visiting cruisers in Fiji call the trip north.

Upon entry into Fiji, all vessels are given an 18 month visa. Tanga has been here for 14 months now and we decided to it is time to take her out of the country. Futuna is the closest country to Fiji; it is about a 40+ hour run from the farthest north city in Fiji to check out of to the southernmost city in Futuna to clear in to.

When we arrive in Futuna, we will be clearing in the country and clearing out of the country at the same time. The customs and immigration officers in Futuma are used to cruisers doing this, so we plan on entering and leaving in the same day. Why would we leave so soon from another country? Well, the anchorage on the southern end of Futuna offers no protection from the weather or swells, so it is best to get in and out as quickly as possible.

On the way, we plan on day hopping from one anchorage to the next, and just enjoying the new areas of Fiji that we have never seen. Right now, there is no reason to rush as we make our way up to the city of Savu Savu, on the northern island of Vanua Levu. This is where we will wait out a good long weather window and clear out of Fiji. We spent last night in a bay called Saweni Bay. It is just north of Vuda Marina and just south of the city of Lautoka. The anchorage is protected from the swell; we were surrounded by palm trees and mangrove trees, and anchored in 20 feet of water.

Today, we left Saweni Bay and headed 35 miles to another bay called Big D___ Bay. No, it was not our perverted minds that named this bay, it was someone else and we just follow along. This bay appears to be named correctly based on what it looks like on our chart plotter. Update: Tom caught a big Wahoo today, while we were on our way to Big D___ Bay, which he will make blackened fish tonight for dinner.

Since we are moving around to areas we do not know, we really have no idea if we will have internet access. Let´┐Ż's just assume we will not, however, we will try to update the website along the way.

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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.
Home Page: http://www.tangaway.com
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