Enroute to Kia Island, Via Labasa
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Sun 10 Jul 2011 06:32
Position at 1900 FST:16.06.1501S 179.52.4196W
Sailing, 7.5 Knots, wind SE 15 knots, sea moderate.
Hi All, we are on our way again after two lovely days in Albert Cove. The Rally crowd except SF departed yesterday (Saturday) morning early to commence a slower day-sailing passage across the top of Vanua Levu. We have elected to sail overnight and overtake the mob so as to arrive n the Yasawas ahead of them.
Tomorrow orning early we will head in through Malo passage to anchor off Labasa River. We will then take the dinghies up the river to Labasa (about an hour) to go to the markets and get some fresh fruit and veg before heading across to isolated Kia Island in the northern reef off Vanua Levu.
Once we have made it around the corner the sea state should ease significantly as we will be behind Vanua Levu and its fringing reef - should be a pleasant overnight sail.
Until tomorrow, TTFN