SOMEWHERE, OVER THE RAINBOW (REEF)

September 14, 2020 ; 3:23 PM16°75’S, 179°90’E – Vanua Levu, Fiji Rainbow Reef is probably the most world-renowned dive spot in Fiji, featuring the famous Great White Wall. So naturally, not 24 hours after we dropped the hook, we were keen to be on the reef. The Great White Wall was unlike anything I’ve everContinue reading “SOMEWHERE, OVER THE RAINBOW (REEF)”

DARLING, IT’S BETTER, DOWN WHERE IT’S WETTER

September 11, 2020 ; 9:20 PM17°31’S, 178°17’E – Volivoli, Fiji OKAY WE HAD THE MOST MAGICAL COUPLE DAYS OF SEA CREATURE INTERACTIONS. Don’t believe me? I have about a million videos. RACING DOLPHINSDolphins love to race at the bow of Gracie Girl (and any boat) on a day with the right conditions. Although we’ve seenContinue reading “DARLING, IT’S BETTER, DOWN WHERE IT’S WETTER”

SEGA NA LEQA- IT MEANS “NO WORRIES”

I know you have all become accustomed to the high-quality blog posts from Kristen, our first mate, but she stayed with the boat to snorkel, kayak and relax without parents (hmm?) during our adventure to Turtle Island Resort.  So, you’re stuck with me. Admiral Anne and I enjoyed a two-day respite away from the partContinue reading “SEGA NA LEQA- IT MEANS “NO WORRIES””

WILSON!!!!

September 2, 2020 ; 11:13 AM17°46’S, 177°04’E – Navadra, Fiji Monuriki (not to be confused with Castaway Island) is beautiful and diverse- although it’s only about 100 acres large. Monuriki is where most of the extremely slow but occasionally hilarious Tom Hanks movie was filmed- but Castaway Island has a resort of the same name.Continue reading “WILSON!!!!”

BITTER ENDERS

August 31, 2020 ; 6:14 PM17°61’S, 177°04’E – Monuriki, Fiji After 2 days in the quarantine anchorage and the rest of a week in the marina, we’re finally out sailing/exploring Fiji. Don’t get me wrong, a few days at a marina after a passage like that were AWESOME. Port Denarau has brand new facilities withContinue reading “BITTER ENDERS”

FRENCH POLYNESIA FAREWELL TOUR

August 5, 2020 ; 7:14 AM17°54’S, 149°56’W – Papeete Marina, Tahiti Total honesty: Papeete Marina wreaks of failed plans to sail around the world. If our visa agent hadn’t specifically forbidden us from checking out of another island, we would have avoided coming back here at all cost. It’s a lot easier to move forwardContinue reading “FRENCH POLYNESIA FAREWELL TOUR”