06 November 2009 | Dere Bay, Koro
We left the 'garden isle' of Taveuni this morning after two days of exploring. Had the opportunity the visit where the International Dateline - the 180th meridian - passes through the Pacific. I asked a Fijian nearby where he stood and he replied "in yesterday". I guess you can go back again.
This evening we're anchored at Koro after a fast ride south from Taveuni across the Koro Sea. Twenty-five knots on the beam most of the way with eight to ten foot seas. The Koro is one of those bodies of water where you get the wind waves heaping up close together instead of long, spaced-out swells. Exhilarating, but a lot of work when you're hand steering. Look for Judy's pictures from Palmlea, Viani Bay and Taveuni on Facebook.