Day 6 with Alice and Stuart - Sailed to Viani Bay, Vanua L evu

Position           016:44.83S 179:53.56E

Date                1445 Sunday 13 July 2014

Distance run from Koro 52nm – 50.1nm through the water – 7hrs 30min underway

 

This was not a good days sailing as the wind, what there was of it was directly on the nose.  We did however make the objective which was our most easterly destination.

 

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Part of the aim of going to Viani Bay was to meet Jack Fisher, a local character who provides guidance on snorkelling and dive sites.  We found two other Amel yachts anchored off Jack’s village, a Swiss Santorin and a Belgian registered but French owned Super Maramu.  They very kindly gave me a series of tracks acquired from another Super Maramu for various passages around the islands of Fiji together with Google Earth overlays for OpenCPN.  These were to prove a very valuable additional source of information, especially given the poor accuracy of the charts available.