L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Fri 15 Jul 2016 05:59
17 40 87S 178 50 18 E
Penny^s knee is still a problem but the swelling is much less where it was polticed with the fijian leaves . We rested yesterday but sailed this morning to Levuka on the island of Ovalau . This is the old capital of Fiji . A whaling town and a world heritage site .  The anchorage is protected by the reef but not from the onshore wind . This is 15 knts and should drop further overnight . Still very pretty from the sea the sea front has been damaged by the cyclone and not quite so pretty close up . Many shops are empty or closing down . This is sad since it is a pristine 19th century facade even with a church with tower . We will sail for Suva on Sunday .