We arrived! After a 13-day passage from Tahiti, we arrived on August 28 to the town of Savusavu on the large island of Vanua Levu, Fiji. No more need for slow satellite email communications, you can now reach us by our normal means:
Whatsapp at +1-310-404-7125.
It was nice to get our feet on land, out of the waves and wind.
Since arriving, we spent some time clearing in to customs and immigration, did our COVID swabs and a bit of local exploring. On a recent Iridium / PredictWind GPS tracker post I indicated that we have some big changes coming up. Not long after arrival in Fiji, Rob (the owner of SV Amanecer, on which we have been crewing) told us that he has decided to fly back to the USA and take SV Amanecer out of the water until next year when hopefully more destinations will be open. So we have only another 10 days or so and then will be doing something else!
But what? I will tell you when I know for sure. . . we are working through some options. All of them are good. I will say that it is not our plan to fly home at this time. With the airport being closed, flights are seldom and expensive. And we have jumped through a lot of hoops and spent a good effort to sail here, so we would like to explore some more of what Fiji has to offer now that we are here.
In the mean time, we took on a bit more food and set sail again to explore a little bit of Fiji while the boat is still in the water. The plan is to haul out the boat in the southwest of the big island of Viti Levu. So we spent the last week making our way (roughly) in that direction, via an island group called the Yasawas in the northwest. We caught a couple of Tuna on the way! At the time of this writing we have arrived at the beautiful Musket Cove on Malolo Lalai island in the Mamanuca group and are starting to prepare ourselves, and the boat, for what's next.
In case you missed it, you can go back and read the Live Tracker updates from our passage from Tahiti and beyond, and see the route. Live Tracking – On FI-Land Time (onfilandtime.com)
Also, we are still producing the YouTube videos but are a bit behind after getting a new (more powerful) computer with new software to learn. There's more good stuff on the way...and we've released up to and including our time in Bora Bora at this stage.