Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Makogai to Koro

Well some ocean crossings are scary, some are boring and then some, a very few I might add, are down right beautiful. And that's what we had yesterday going from Makogai to Koro which is about 20 miles away. We had sunshine and anywhere from 10 to 15 knts. of wind right on the beam and averaged around 5.5 knts. the whole way. It was such great sailing that we hand steered the total trip just enjoying the experience and remembering what made us want to begin this adventure in the first place. The only thing that wasn't perfect about the day was the fish that hit my jig got off before I could grab the pole so instead of fresh fish for dinner we ate ashore on the island of Koro with some new found friends who live there. Koro (17 degrees 116.484 S 179 degrees 21.591 E )is about half way from Makogai to Savusavu but we plan on hanging here for a few days doing a little exploring before heading out again. We have exhausted our veggie and fruit supply and hope to buy a few things here but Savusavu will be our main provisioning location. During the crossing yesterday I mentioned to Suzi that at about that time all our friends there at 9th Street in Laguna were having their beach party celebrating the 4th and we both smiled as we visualized all those happy faces laughing and talking as they ate and drank there on the sand. We hoped the weather was good and a small part of us wanted to be there enjoying the good times. It's times like that that makes us miss home !!! But you can't do it all....... and for us, today means a hike to the near by village and then an afternoon snorkel at the outer reef that is suppose to be killer. Will let you know how it all goes.  Love to all and we sure hope life is getting easier for Marc with both arms in casts.  See ya,  David & Suzi

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Wow! Steering by hand for the fun of it? Very salty indeed. Thanks for including your lat/long in your posts. It's fun to chart your progress from my armchair. Go Sidewinder!