Anchor was up at 10:15am just after two boats arrived in Mbavatu and we headed over to Mavana for sevusevu before anchoring in Little Bay. It was windy but calm inside the bay and we anchored in sand at 17-11.389S, 178-57.136W. I took the kayak to shore and did some tidepooling near the entrance. Then we took dinghies back into the large lagoon, towing kayaks so Suzy and I could wander at leisure. Not much to see really, other than mangroves and a hidden copra shed among the vines. This lagoon was large enough for the WW2 seaplanes to hide out. The wind came up and the current was against us as we paddled back to the boats but it was a really good workout. Later Sidewinder had to reanchor because of the wind shift.
Around the corner from this bay is an estate that belongs to Mavana village and Rubin and his wife are caretakers. Rubin and his daughter Rebecca walked over at low tide and invited us to visit them. The village uses this estate to perform mekes for the tour boats and they gave us a tour. Later Rubin came back over to our bay and brought us lemons!!!
After 5 days it was time to head over to Susui and we had a good weather window. Anchor was up at 10am and we were out the pass with blue skies but 85% cloud cover. After a couple hours of motoring, we were able to put up the little jib and finally the big jib for an easy sail of 7-8kt.