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Using our Phones

Last Updated on November 28, 2019 by Amy We’ve already covered communications at sea, where we are out of cell phone service.  But what about being near shore?  How do we use our cell phones to communicate with family, friends, and make arrangements on land? Google Voice Transfer Step one for us was to transfer…

Sailing Opua to Whangarei
New Zealand

Sailing Opua to Whangarei

Last Updated on November 18, 2019 by Amy We spent three nights sailing down to Whangarei, which is about 26 miles as the crow flies away from Opua, but because both towns are way up their respective bodies of water, we actually went 85 miles around. Departing Opua The forecast for the next few days…

Fiji’s Vuda Point Marina
Fiji

Fiji’s Vuda Point Marina

Last Updated on November 18, 2019 by Amy We visited Vuda Point Marina (VUN-da) twice – once in 2016 and again in 2017. Both times we moved over from the Mamanucas after sailing around for a few weeks. The other option is Denarau, which also has a marina which is in the same area as…

Sailing to Musket Cove, Fiji
Fiji

Sailing to Musket Cove, Fiji

Last Updated on November 18, 2019 by Amy Musket Cove draws the sailing crowd in, but it’s also one of the nicer local resorts in Fiji. Set away from the main island, Musket Cove has old plantation charm. Malolo Lailai The most popular stop in the Mamanuca Islands, Malolo Lailai is just 20 km west…

Sailing to Astrolabe Reef
Fiji

Sailing to Astrolabe Reef

Last Updated on November 28, 2019 by Amy Monday after errands we took off from Suva. We enjoyed the hiking but were anxious to get out, it’s not the most pleasant place to be. Our destination was Astrolabe Reef, where not many cruisers head. Sailing to Astrolabe Reef We sailed to Bequ (pronounced Benga) and…