Fulaga to the Big Island

Denarau, Viti Levu, Fiji

By: Kerry

After six weeks completely out of touch with the outside world, we left Fulaga, headed for the ‘real world’ and Denarau, to collect our new house batteries, which had shipped from China and were due to arrive at the end of July.

We finally left yesterday (August 10), having waited about a week for a weather window. We’re currently rocketing along at about 10 knots in glorious sunshine – it’s been a cracking sail, beam reaching under gennaker (since we STILL don’t have a mainsail) 15-20 knots and not much swell. We’re going to run close to cracking the 200nm day, which is pretty good considering we only have one sail up! It’s now 10am and we’re aiming to be at Vananui Bay (south coast Viti Levu) by around lunchtime.

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