Today we woke up early and set sail for
Makongi. Makongi is a small island surrounded by a reef. It is halfway to Mbenga
where we are headed. A yachtie who
does charters in Savusavu gave this place rave reviews. We slipped our mooring
around 6:30 am in Saveusavu and were out of the bay.
Our new friends, Dragon Lady, will follow us
tomorrow and be joining us for Jonahs birthday on Saturday. He will be five
years old wow. Long legs and all he is very much a boy now as opposed to
a baby. I love his laugh and his crazy ways. I am very pleased to report that he
is growing up to be a wonderful sweet kid. We are going to have a great birthday
with presents that have been stashed for months. We have cake mix and frosting,
party hats, ballons and noise makers add strong drinks for the parents and
hamburgers for all it will be a good day.
The sail here was great. I love the feel of
a sailboat compared to a motor boat bleech. We made great time although we
motorsailed to ensure a early arrival. The pass was pretty straight forward
once you find it, it always seems that way!
We are anchored in the lee of Makongi
there is some swell but it is a lovely spot. We are alone which makes it better!