Extra report today; halfway to fiji
We are charging along at 10 knots with 2 reefs and 20 knots
wind broad reach. We just caught a wahoo fish and Thom expertly filleted
it in the rain despite the rest of us asking if he really wanted to do
this. Silly question. A bit of Candiana in the Moon travel guide to Fiji;
“Pacific Harbor is a sprawling South
Florida style condo and instant culture village developed by Canadian
David Gilmour and his father Peter Munk? If it weren’t for the
backdrop of deep green hills you would think you were in some Fort Lauderdale suburb.”
We are entering the area of uncharted reefs
for the next 100 miles. We have charted a route recommended by the guru,
Jimmy Cornell; thank you Jimmy, and so all should be fine. The charts continue
to say reefs and islands might in fact not be where they are shown. Just
to keep us on our toes. Strange in the day of google earth.
Colleen, Dick has acquired this bad habit of washing dishes
but he wants to assure all he will be over it by landfall.
It seems apparent Fiji
is more visited by tourists than Tonga and so will likely be less
different, but should still be attractive and interesting. I think I didn’t
appreciate the specialness and uniqueness of Tonga when we were there and am
rethinking my initial luke warm response. But as author of this continuing
saga, I have the prerogative.
That’s all for now.