Here's the latest forecast from Fiji MET, along with a satellite view of the area with our route marked out. We brought more fresh veg and some goodies, and the last items on our list.
Some sort of official approached us on the street in town today saying we needed to have a drug inspection. When we told him that Customs, Immigrating and the Port Captain mentioned no such thing. He said he'd be in touch later. Seemed like a shakedown to us.
It poured in the last couple hours so three of us bathed in the cockpit using water collected in the downpour. Hot and still this evening.
Marine Weather Bulletin Issued from the National Weather Forecasting Centre Nadi at 7:30pm on Wednesday the 17th of October 2012
Situation: A trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain lies over the eastern parts of Fiji is slowly moving eastwards. It is expected to affect the group till later today. Meanwhile, another trough of low pressure to the north of Fiji is expected to affect the group on Friday.
Forecast to midnight tomorrow for Fiji waters: East to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate southerly swells. Poor visibility in areas of heavy rain. Further outlook: Easterly winds 15 to 20 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate southerly swells.
P.S. And if you get hungry before you jump, these Micky clones gone wrong will put you off your feed.