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Date: 04 Nov 2014 07:10:08
Title: Checking out

Tomorrow Wednesday the 5th we intend to leave from Savusavu to Fotuna.
We hope to start in the afternoon and fight the easterly wind at night when it is weaker and then head north
with a SE wind.
We count on making this passage of 200nM in 48 hours, then we will most probably stay there 5 days since the wind will die 
out.
Hopefully we can find french wine, cheese and baguettes.(Yes it is French territory so in a way we are going home to Europe)
Actually we have read that this is one of the few places in the Pacific where there is absolutely no turism, so the island
culture is very unspoiled. We will see....

Today I jerry canned 200 litres of diesel to the boat. What is that? you might wonder...
Well when there is no fuel dock and you need diesel or water you have to jerrycan it.
This means: 
You put ierry cans (dunkar) in the dinghy, drive off to shore and walk to a gas station.
They fill up your cans, you pay and then you carry 40 Kg of diesel back to the dinghy, load it.
Drive out to the boat, lift the cans from the dinghy up on deck. 
Pour them into the tank, throw them back into the dinghy,drive off to shore and walk to a gas station.
They fill up your cans, you pay and then you carry 40 Kg of diesel back to the dinghy, load it.
Drive out to the boat, lift the cans from the dinghy up on deck. 
Pour them into the tank, throw them back into the dinghy,drive off to shore and walk to a gas station.
They fill up your cans, you pay and then you carry 40 Kg of diesel back to the dinghy, load it.
Drive out to the boat, lift the cans from the dinghy up on deck. 
Pour them into the tank, throw them back into the dinghy,drive off to shore and walk to a gas station.
They fill up your cans, you pay and then you carry 40 Kg of diesel back to the dinghy, load it.
Drive out to the boat, lift the cans from the dinghy up on deck. 
Pour them into the tank, jump in the ocean to cool off and logg your fuel into the loggbook.

Now you know what it means...






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