What a day. Went to Lautoka and waited three hours to be seen by customs only to be told to come back tomorrow. They want me to sail to Lautoka, unpack the dinghy check out then pack it away again as well as all the hassles of anchoring and weighing anchor alone. Arrrgghhh. Why they didn't inform me of this when I asked last time I don't know but I have to do it or I may have trouble in Oz let alone being welcome in Fiji again. What a drag.
Seems like Fiji doesn't want to let me go and I have a certain dread of leaving but the die is cast for me mentally, the weather seems ok but strong and at least the wind seems to be blowing the right way. Besides I get another non stu cooked meal which can only be a bonus. Funny thing is it is frustrating because you get mentally prepared and it is quite a let down. Still, I'll regroup and navigate my way to Lautoka in the early hours of tomorrow and I should be done by lunchtime hopefully.