AMAZING GRACE STANDING BY IN VUDA PIT

October 29, 2020 ; 1:14 PM17°75’S, 177°44’E – NADI AIRPORT, Fiji Although our final 11 days in Fiji (Port Denarau Marina) were mostly work, we fit in breaks for fun and goodbyes with our SOLA buddies whenever we could. I’m a good news before bad news kind of girl, so I’ll start with the funContinue reading “AMAZING GRACE STANDING BY IN VUDA PIT”

OH! THE PLACES WE’VE BEEN

October 29, 2020 ; 11:33 AM17°75’S, 177°44’E – NADI AIRPORT, Fiji As we wrap up our journey, we’re spending a lot of time talking about the incredible places we’ve been (and the place’s we’ll go). Although I can’t pretend I’m not gutted that we’re not setting sail from Mauritius to Reunion today as was theContinue reading “OH! THE PLACES WE’VE BEEN”

SPOOKY CAVES AND RAIN DELAYS

October 18, 2020 ; 9:32 PM17°77’S, 177°38’E – Port Denarau Marina, Fiji Time is ticking until Gracie Girl’s haul out. So, despite a LOT of rain and head winds, we left Musket Cove for one more trip through the Yasawas to explore the caves we missed the first time around. On our way north, weContinue reading “SPOOKY CAVES AND RAIN DELAYS”

THE BEST PARTY IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

October 13, 2020 ; 10:20 AM17°77’S, 177°19’E – Musket Cove, Fiji Our 19-hour sail to Musket Cove was complete with final night watches, lightning storms to avoid, and a “groaning” autopilot that Captain Dave is diligently investigating.We grabbed a mooring ball and were quickly rewarded by a delicious, bacon-y breakfast at the Musket Cove café,Continue reading “THE BEST PARTY IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC”

WHATCHA-MA-CALL-IT

October 2, 2020 ; 8:27 PM19°14’S, 178°53’E – Fulaga/Vulaga/Fulanga, Fiji Keeping track of the different villages, towns, and islands we visit in Fiji is much harder than in French Polynesia. Names are used multiple times (ex. Somo Somo) and many places have multiple names. Or, in the case of our most eastern stop, the nameContinue reading “WHATCHA-MA-CALL-IT”

SITTIN’ ON THE DECK IN THE BAY (OF ISLANDS)

September 18, 2020 ; 3:26 PM17°34’S, 178°95’E – Susui, Fiji I’m gonna be totally honest with you- 3 days of POURING DOWN rain since the last blog post were MISERABLE. Everything I owned was wet. All my clothes (clean included) were wet, my sheets were wet, my body was constantly so damp that I hadContinue reading “SITTIN’ ON THE DECK IN THE BAY (OF ISLANDS)”

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”