Sunday, September 8, 2013

Farewell Friendly Fiji

Monday, September 9, 2013 – we will depart Fiji once we clear out of the country when the customs and immigration officials arrive. Then we will make the 630 mile trek to the small island nation of Tuvalu. It is a nation of eight small islands known for its .tv designation (that it sold for 45 million to a company who resold the .tv designation to various television stations and networks around the world.) It is a country not used to a lot of tourists or yachts – so it should be both interesting and more challenging. But, we are excited about getting into new territory.
We will be without internet and phone now for probably at least two months. So...the best way to reach us is through our sailmail e-mail address which, if everything works properly, we'll check daily and also update our position report so you can see our progress. We'll also try to update the log if the seas aren't too big and nasty.
It looks like a good weather window so far – but it is a six day trip – so it's hard to predict for the whole trip. The boat is ready – or so we hope. The dinghy is all rolled-up and tied on; the decks are cleared and below decks the shells are put away and the ditch bag with EPIRB is easy to grab.
Now let's hope the two of us are ready!

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