|Dawn in the Savusavu anhorage. The yellow catamaran is our friends Sel Citron|
We've had a busy couple of days since arriving in Fiji. Once again we've found that coming back to a previously-visited port makes things so much easier so we sorted the paperwork, got our internet and found some cold beers very quickly. It was great to see friends here, particularly when we saw Tom, Colin and Damian who were having a busy day transferring diesel in jerrycans to refuel their boats - they were hugely kind and delivered 100 litres to us too, saving us a lot of hassle. We celebrated that evening with good food and drink so slept very well!
The following morning we managed a team effort to take about a dozen gas bottles from 6 boats to be refilled so apart from effecting a repair to our water system (today's task) and solving an air leak on the dinghy (ditto) we feel we're doing pretty well. It's great to be back here.
Here are a few photos from the passage:
|"Chafe is your enemy" - damaged spinnaker guy caused by the rope chafing in the end fitting of the pole on the first night|
|Anti-chafe solution - a snatch block on a dyneema (tough rope) loop allows the rope to move a little without damage|
|A circling Albatross|
|A less-successful flight - a stranded flying fish|
|A Good Cloud, delivering rain (which missed us) and some wind|
|Evening light, with a crescent moon just visible at the top of the photo|
Finally we received some wonderful news from home this morning - we are Great Aunt and Great Uncle once again with the arrival of Erin Florence to Di's nephew Paul and his wife Kaylie. Congratulations to them both!