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September 5 we pulled into Savu Savu harbour after a remarkable passage - nothing happened for a change. We had gone through the Wallis passage on a slack tide with three other boats: Fourstar and Tai Mo Shan from NZ, and C Star from Australia. Due to the fact there were 2 sea stars in the fleet we became Maple Syrup for the passage. Light winds, starlit nights and then motoring for the last 20 hours.
After a pleasant week in Savu Savu we said goodbye to the Fourstar crew (they were heading to the US for a visit) , shopped at the market, then headed off with Tai Mo Shan, Aotea and C Star for Lautoka .
Family at the market
Anchorage at Naigani Island
Emma at the spreaders
C Star from Australia
Light winds, Aotea in background
At the end of September we used the travel-lift at Vuda Point Marina to haul out Sea Star to repair the saildrive. Incredibly, thanks to Matt on C Star, we were back in the water by the next day and headed out for a week exploring the Yasawas. We returned to Vuda to provision, buy new water pump seals and fuel up for the the trip to Tanna.
hauling out at Vuda Point
Anchored off Malaki village
View of Malakati