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April 23rd 2018
Published: April 23rd 2018
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Part 1:

Dravuni Island, Fiji, April 21 ,2018 – Weather forecast: intense sun in morning leading to partly cloudy skies with a chance of rain; humidity 90%, temperature 28°C, wind 17kts (5 Beaufort)

Our anchorage today was off the Dravuni Island. The island is less than two miles in length and lies in the Kadavu Island group of Fiji. There are only 200 inhabitants on the island who happily welcomed us ashore to go swimming and snorkeling in the surf or walk up one of the volcanic peaks for a stunning 360° view of the crystal-clear sea and surrounding islands dotting the horizon. I took the tender ashore so I could do that hike to the top and it was well worth it.

Part 2:

At Sea, April 21, 2018 – Weather forecast: partly cloudy, temperature 29°C, wind 7kts (3 Beaufort) – long gentle rolling swell of 1 to 2 meters

Overnight the clocks aboard ship moved ahead one hour and then immediately were set back 23 hours as we crossed the International Date Line so that we repeated Saturday April 21. We

Brightly coloured fabrics
finally reclaimed the day lost when we flew to Australia.

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Top of the volcano

Crystal clear sea

Noordam at anchor

23rd April 2018

Where does the time go?
I'm thoroughly enjoying the wonderful holiday but you have just answered my No 1 question. Where the devil does that 23 hours go! Thankyou.

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