Passage to Fiji

The passage to Fiji consisted of an assortment of exciting sailing, from wave surfing at over 10kts as 4 metre swells pushed us along,to reaching in calm seas at 7kts. Slowing down, speeding up, avoiding thunder storms and sheltering in Minerva Reef for 4 days to avoid the worst of the weather.
 
An exciting patch of weather ahead. . .


Night watch


Calm moonlit nights


Minerva Reef.


Sailing through Minerva Pass



Full moon through the unusual cloud


High winds kicking up the sea over Minerva Reef


Reef party; 27 yachts sat out the storm 


A Royal Albatross joins Mawari for a while


Sting ray in the crystal clear waters of Minerva reef


The blue lee cloth prevents us from falling out of bed on passage! 


Mor amazing reef. . .


More water heading our way. . .