Thursday, July 19, 2012

Budd Reef

Had a great sail over to the main island of Yanuca at Budd Reef yesterday, and Willie, the chief's son, picked us all up in his long boat and took us to the village for sevusevu, the giving of the kava roots to the chief and having him welcome us to his village.  We are with Eagle's Wings and three other boats, Soggy Paws, Chesapeake, and Challenger.  We went on a significant hike on the little volcanic island nearby and then Willie took us snorkeling at the northern pass; it was quite cloudy so the light was pretty marginal, but the coral reef is beautiful out here and we look forward to more.  Due to more wind than anticipated, we moved over to the west side of the smaller western island, and it is a really nice, calm anchorage. David is very happy he was finally able to venture out with us and we are definitely looking forward to a peaceful night.  Hope all is well on the home-front.  Love to all, S & D

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