Rockin an a Rollin

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Sat 4 Jun 2016 21:21
17 36 41 S 178 10 09 W
Saing west and just 20nm east of the first reefs of Fiji . Wind has been firmly astern most of the way giving us unruly and shortseas which cause us to roll and vere ..Now off the lau Islands and will pass between Vanuabalavu  and Tuvuca to enter  the more sheltered waters to the west . Not an easy place this with boats running  onto the reefs evry year . Puts alot of trust on the navigator who is tired and the hydrograhers . The another 12 nm to run to Savu Savu for customs and breakfast tomorrow