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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

A brief interval of sunshine, then more drizzle

No real sign of a let-up from the cloud and rain here but we enjoyed a few hours of sunshine (well, dry conditions at least) yesterday afternoon before the weather closed in again. Graham scrambled up the hill above the Kavala Bay anchorage to take some photos:

Looking north across Kavala Bay with Ono Island in the distance

Our very sheltered anchorage near the concrete dock for the shop
 While we were there the supply ship arrived from Suva, docking just around the bay from us. Unlike Fulaga, with it's 'roughly once a month' ship, Kadavu gets two deliveries each week but the busy activity at the dock was very similar.

Another ship that's had a long and hard life (previously in Tasmania, according to the painted-out original name)

A fleet of boats await to take the deliveries to the villages and settlements across the island
We entertained Carl and Linda from 'Navara' on board last night - the meal was a thank-you for the delivery of groceries they brought down to us to Fulaga from Suva all those weeks ago and it was great to catch up with them. 

We moved back to the last anchorage in Ono this morning to get back to the slow internet to be able to post these photos and to be able to search, in vain, for a more optimistic weather forecast. At least we were able to get some good waypoints from Navara for anchorages on Kadavu that they visited a couple of years ago. If the weather doesn't improve, they will give us more confidence about navigating safely between the coral reefs. 

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