Heading North part 2
04 July 2014 | Nananu-i-ra Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
We hoisted the anchor and left Big D___ Bay first thing in the morning, and continued to head north/northeast around the island of Viti Levu, about 35 miles. We passed many beautiful looking bays and islets, and navigated around several different reefs along the way.
We are currently anchored off of Nananu -i-Ra Island, in about 60 feet of water. The winds have been gusting and blowing since we arrived 2 days ago, but the holding is good, the fetch is small and the scenery is beautiful. There are rolling lush green hills surrounding 3 sides of us, with a few houses on the hillside and one lodge. We can also see 3 different beaches from the boat and lots of coral surrounding the island.
We are planning on heading to the lodge for lunch today and maybe take a walk on the beach. Funny thing is this will be the first time in 4 days since we have stepped foot on land. Its so easy to get used to seeing land and not being on it.
We will leaving this area soon, heading out of the outer reef that surrounds Viti Levu, and actually will be in open ocean again. We will be crossing the Bligh water with our next destination of Coconut Point on Vanua Levu. Its just another day hop, about 30+ miles, and our biggest hope is to catch a mahi mahi along the way!
The photo in this post is of the over 30lb Wahoo that we caught and ate the other day.