Fast passage to Suva

There is some nasty weather coming up, so we left Matuku to sail 100 nm to Suva. With winds around 25 knots from the SE the waves were quickly building up–slate grey, white-capped peaks towering over Pitufa’s stern before rushing through with a WHOOSH letting her surf down with up to 9 knots before lifting her yet again. We left Matuku early in the morning and arrived in Suva at midnight–it takes quite some stress out of passage planning when you know you can arrive during the night without tricky passes or obstacles and we’ve been to Suva often enough to know our way around. We picked up a mooring in Lami Bay and have settled in for some boat–project days while it’s grey and rainy outside.

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