We are on passage to FIJI, so it was up at
06.45am, engines on, mainsail up and hey - I
am not dressed yet!! Off we go - let the mooring ropes go from the buoy at
Anchorage No. 11 by the Ark (floating art) Gallery and head west through the
A little later it was fresh papaya for breakfast.
I had bartered a few things with a local grannie yesterday and a ripe
papaya mixed with mini bananas and apple make a good fruit salad to start the
day. The bananas really are midget size and deliciously sweet.
And now off to Fiji, which is about 400 Nms. We
have deliberately left on a Saturday to ensure arriving in Fiji on a weekday. If
you arrive out of hours or over the weekend then you have to stay on board until
all the immigration paperwork is completed.
So ta ta to Tonga where we enjoyed pig-racing, tongan feast, snorkelliing and some
idyllic anchorages. Also said ta ta to Keith who returned back to the UK after
nearly 10 weeks on board. Thanks for the company and look after yourself, Cynthia
All well on board,