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Hoping for Calm Seas

21 July 2008 | Gabriella
gg and Todd
: We are bobbing around the ocean the journey is rough and the seas are plentiful! I believe the people are ready for a well needed rest but the wind continues at 25 plus and high seas, at times breaking over the starboard side into the cockpit! Moon has been full lighting the way evenings and day have been clear which is a blessing. Now here is a word from Todd filling you in on the details: July 19th 2008 - North of Fiji We left Savusavu yesterday evening in 15 knot winds after turning back earlier in the day due to high winds that prevented us from making any real headway. That sail turned out to be educational, but not a whole lot of fun. After pulling back into a protected area on the leeward side of a headland just south and east of Savusavu, we stopped and cleaned the bottom of the boat as well as doing a few hours of snorkeling. The snorkeling was not as good as it had been in Malolo lailai out at cloudbreak. The water tended toward murky, but the sea life was no less impressive and much more varied. Huge clams and sea cucumbers with the most brilliant colors you can imagine, not to mention the bright corals and plethora of tropical fish in every color of the rainbow. Truly a great afternoon, in spite of not making any headway on our passage to Kiribati. We hunkered down and had dinner and shortly after seven the wind had calmed to the degree that we decided that we might be able to make a run for it, and so we did. We left our little anchorage at about 7:30 and sailed through the night under partly cloudy skies and a full moon, making the passage through the strait at Somosomo between Vanu Levu and Taveuni somewhere around 5:30 AM. I manned the 12-2 AM watch, but stayed in and out of sleep for most of the night. Soaking in the experience of sailing in the dark of of a full moon night in reef filled waters on our new boat. At about 3AM while napping in the cockpit with Trevor on watch, trevor woke me as the moon was playing funny shadows on the water reminiscent of the change in water color you would expect around a reef during the day. We both stayed on alert for the next half hour, monitoring the GPS and depth devices to insure that we avoided any mishaps. As our angle of approach to the channel changed slightly it became clear that the light of ther moon was playing tricks on us and I sacked out in the salon for few hours of needed sleep. After clearing the passage the winds began picking up in the morning increasing from 10-15 knots back up to 25 knots. As we rounded the tip of Vanu Levu we were able to change course to almost due north. By morning we were making headway both North and East. I awoke from a long nap to find Ted, Gail, Renee and Janet all chatting happily in the cockpit while the boat was making about 8 knots on a reach in 20-25 knot winds with the mainsail reefed to the first reef point and the jib pulled to about half. After a quick coffee I noticed that the seabirds were circling so I dropped a line in the water and we continued to sail for about an hour before I got a hit. With the hook set, Janet slowed the boat turning into the wind and after short fifteen minute battle we were gaffing my very first dolphin fish (aka Mahi-mahi). I had only seen this fish up close about a million times, but always cleaned when I was simply cutting them for portion control in my former life as a chef. Seeing one live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on the end of my rod was quite another experience. This one was a small one, possibly 12-15 lbs but rich in color with hues of green, yellow, and powder blue. After a quick cleaning, I decided that sushi was on the menu for breakfast and proceeded to eat a bit of my catch, right off of the bone. Amazing indeed. The sun is now coming up as we continue to make about 7 knots on our desired course. We are having such a great time. Being at sea with such wonderful friends, sharing stories, enjoying the salt air and building camaraderie with new is a blessing that I cannot describe. I am truly blessed with the life that I have been given and the people that I get to share it with. Our projected in arrival in Kiribati is about 11 days and I am looking forward to the experience that the sea has to offer. ..............To be continued
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Vessel Name: Veinto Azul
Vessel Make/Model: 47
Hailing Port: Tavernier Fl U S A
Crew: Ted & Gail Gordon
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Veinto Azul's Photos - Gaberiella Voyage of Faith (Main)
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Christmas: Santa in the Village
Family on hill: Friends in Ezmeralda
Tree top: Awesome Tree
Girl in Guarita: Beautiful Native Mayan
gg with pina: Good day shopping
Rio Aguas Caliente: Favorite Spot in Guatemala
music house: Music mans house
Funny Pig: Walking friends
IMG_3426: Tree flower in Town
7:4:07 Natalie: Celestial Navigation
gg: gg and spinaker sail
7:3:07: Midgie our friend
7:3:07 Trevor fishing: Pray for fish
7:2:07Fort Jefferson: Ship just arrived two days go
7:2:07 Trevor underwater: Trevor under Gabriella
7:2:07 scarey baracudda: Water Monster & Natalie
7:2:07 Lisa Hammock: Fun on the water
7:2:07 Natalie at Fort: Surfing
6:30:07 Departure: Heart on Apple from Marietta
7:2:07 Chef Trevor: Trevor cooking Carolina Steaks
7:1:07 Sunset: Lisa in Gods beuaty
7:1:07 Our Friends: Waves of Love
6:23:07 The Blessing: Pasto Marlin, Goldie and Pastor Gary with Family
4:7:07 Mary& John: Visit from Gram & Papa
4:7:07 Dewinds: Tramp Jumping our friends from air strip
3:29:07 SailingWhale Point: Windsurfing in new home port of whale point Eleuthra
12:17:06 friends Carolynn: Live Nativity Scene aboard Gabriella
12:17:06 boat parade: Ted and Jesus
2:26:07 Manatee: Baby Manatee in Florida
12:17:06Ted & Gail: Welcome Aboard
11:11:06 service: Our Friend Karen
7:22:06 Tuna: 7/22/07 Penny& Gail Tuna fishing
7:13:06 shark: 7/13/06 Trevor Sharkfishing Eleuthra
8:19:06: 8/29/07 Ted Whale Point Future Home
7:19:06Gabriella: 7/19/06 Gabriella under Way Eleuthra
 
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Sailing the Sea of Abaco aboard Adonai summer of 2015
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Fun aboard Adonai the BOy Scouts of America rock out on the a Sea of Abaco, Bahamas
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Life in Fiji
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Photos of Beautiful Niue
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Galagapos Departure to Hiva Oa
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These are pictures taken around spots we've been and some of the interesting things I have seen.
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