Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 20 Aug 2015 22:47
To Likuliku Bay, Waya Island, Yasawa Group, Fiji
We jumped up this morning ready to leave Musket Cove behind, not saying we might pop back, but the wind would have to have turned itself off for that to happen. A young man made himself useful as a reef marker.
Our thirty four mile journey was a little bit of a wiggle around some well known reefs and in some places in quite deep water. Our destination was half way up Waya Island and our cruising notes said that the scenery on the way was the best in Fiji. Camera at the ready then.
To our right we saw a new resort in the making.
A bigger one around the first corner.
A home with a view.
The sun came out and the blues were incredible. A lady motored by.
An inter-island catamaran to our left.
More islands and reefs off to our left.
In black and white the islands have distance between them.
Very hilly with volcanic plugs.
We pass the bottom of Waya Island.
We didn’t expect this topography in Fiji. Very volcanic.
The south-western aspect of Waya Island.
The terrain dwarfs the cruise catamaran.
Dramatic. The cruising notes were not wrong.
Things round off a little.
Meanwhile, we steer inside a reef.
Our anchorage for the night was just beyond the catamaran, beside a small resort – originally built by an Austrian.
The view over our right shoulder.
ALL IN ALL SOME INCREDIBLE SCENERY
A GENTLE MOTOR AMONGST THE PICTURESQUE ISLANDS