July 28, 2014 In Fijian Waters

July 29, 2014
16 55’S
179 38′ W
SOG: 6.7 kts

Had our lowest mileage noon-to-noon yesterday: only 107 miles made good!  Winds went light on us through the night, but we ghosted along refusing to succumb to diesel fumes.  We want to try and make it to NZ on less than one tank!

Sighted our first Fijian atoll near sunset, and sailed through an area of squalls as we entered the Nanuku passage.  We took advantage of the driving rain to take “extreme showers” with the boat plunging through the seas at 10 knots in 8 foot seas as we lathered up in Dr. Bronner’s.  It was wonderful!

Finally got our speed back up with the squalls, and we’re charging toward Savusavu.

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