16:44.75S 177:21.36E West of Yasawa Island, Fiji 26th June 19:00
The overnight sail from Savusavu to the Yasawa Group needed some careful
navigation through some tight passes and across Bligh Water but we made it
OK. By lunchtime we were off a nice looking sunny beach on the leeward side
of Yasawa Island where we intended to barbeque the mornings catch of a
monster 33lb yellowfin tuna. Can't beat that, we thought.
The fly in the ointment turned out to be that the electric anchor windlass
had developed a bunch of problems including blown fuses and corroded cables
and so we couldn't anchor to have our beach barbie. By the time we had made
some running repairs while motoring around in circles, the wind was up and
it was getting dark again so we are now heading south on another overnight
jolly to find spare parts. There are hundreds, nay thousands of reefs and
islets to the south of us so we are actually heading in a westerly direction
to try to go around them while it's dark.