Our evening in the village of Waibulu was entertaining with plenty of kava consumed and lots of laughter.
|Graham, in his best bula shirt and sulu, pounding the yagona roots to make kava.|
|Tom has a go. You thought Graham's shirt was loud!|
The forecast looks ok to sail the 155nm to Fulaga tomorrow, though it looks as though we'll get a low pressure trough crossing us as we arrive so we are expecting some rain and squalls en route. We therefore decided to nip across to the shops this morning for some last-minute supplies and this involved a 2 hour sail each way with a very wet dinghy ride across from the anchorage in Matei to the shore. On the way across there was a big crash from the stern cabin followed by a rather nice smell; a cool box containing a few bottles of beer had catapulted across the floor when we rolled over a big wave with some casualties as a result. What a waste!