Duet arrived safely in Savusavu, Fiji, and we are awaiting the local officials to clear us in. It is early Tuesday morning here in Fiji, Duet crossed the International Date Line last night.
We traveled 1,766 nautical miles in just under 11 days. More statistics will be available later. Duet, as usual, ran beautifully the entire way, despite some bumpy weather.
It’s very nice to be here!
Thank you all for following along.
Ron, Nancy and Sean
Lying Savusavu, Fiji
Duet Departs Bora Bora Westward for Somewhere
Duet left Bora Bora yesterday (Thursday June 7) in the late afternoon, bound for either American Samoa or Fiji, depending on what the weather does. Pago Pago in American Samoa is about 1,000 miles, or 7 days, while SavuSavu in Fiji is about 1,800 miles or 12 days, from here. We won’t decide where we are ending up until early next week.
Right now we are on a more northerly track to Pago Pago, which keeps us out of the bumpier weather down south. Turning more south to Fiji at some point won’t increase the trip distance much, so we can do it until about 48 hours before we arrive in Pago Pago, at which point we are pretty far north. Duet has 1,700 gallons of fuel aboard, so we can easily reach Fiji, even with air conditioning at night!
You can follow our track at http://snap.ocens.com/ enter Duet1 and June 7 and you should be able to see us slowly chugging along. Positions are posted every 4 hours or so, but don’t worry if we are a bit late with that, sometimes Nancy forgets to do it 😉
Dawn is just breaking here now, so Nancy is on watch, while Sean and Ron are asleep. We are following the same schedule as we did crossing from Mexico last year, so everyone has fallen easily into the routine. All is well, the weather is good, we have plenty of food and Duet is doing her usual competent job of safely and comfortably conveying us across the globe.
Remember, no news is good news, so don’t worry if you don’t hear from us for a few days, we are still here but not much is going on.
Ron, Nancy and Sean
Duet, Nordhavn 50#15
Crossing the South Pacific