21 October 2016 (+11 on UTC)
Dear Friends and Family,
We arrived yesterday mid day and found another boat, \”Kinabalu\” with Bob and Judy aboard. They had just arrived from Taveuni, Fiji
The sail from the Ha\’apai was quite breezy until we were about 70 miles out and went through a dissipating low pressure system. Fortunately, it was mostly just a bit of rain.
We\’ve anchored here in this lovely bay that reminds Nikki and I of traveling up the gorge in the Rio Dulce of Guatemala.
We decided to do \”the hike\” up to the top of the 200 meter ridge and found utter devastation up there from Cyclone Winston.
Winston\’s eye hit this island in February of this year and just ripped trees right out of the ground at Category 5!
After going thru my memories of being here 5 years ago, we finally found the track to the other side of the island and enjoyed the spectacular view of the local,
\”Bay of Islands\”. We\’ll move the boat around the island 6 miles today to anchor there. Lots of photos will be forth coming.
While in the Ha\’apai, I finally learned how to use my DRONE. Hopefully, we\’ll have some spectacular shots when I become competent at flying it!
We\’ll be here one more day before heading toward Taveuni en route to Savusavu.
Scott and Nikki
TIME: 2016/10/19 23:24
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