Monthly archives for September, 2015

Pouring Sweat but Making Progress in ...

Pouring Sweat but Making Progress in Savusavu – Preparing for Cyclone Season in the Tropics
I’ll start by offering up an unsolicited justification for our keeping the boat in Fiji for cyclone season; the reasons are primarily threefold: One, we don’t feel like crossing another large stretch of ocean this year. Two, we love Fiji and don’t want to leave. Three, the strong El Nino conditions in the Pacific that we are [...]

Taveuni to Savusavu and our plan for ...

Taveuni to Savusavu and our plan for cyclone season
After leaving Qamea we sailed to Taveuni and anchored off the NW side just south of Matei before sailing to Paradise Resort the following day. While anchored off Matei we enjoyed a great night of pizza with our friend Bruce while overlooking the Koro sea and the sun setting over Vanua Levu. The next day was a motor-sail down the coast to grab [...]

Harvesting Oysters from the Mangroves...

Harvesting Oysters from the Mangroves in Susui Island
This afternoon was one for the highlight reel. We were invited by Jacob, a village elder, to join him in collecting oysters, we happily accepted. Around 1400 we all jumped in the two dinghys and sped off around the corner to secret bay. After carefully threading our way through the coral heads we entered a magnificent, protected bay. One of t [...]

Pictures and Updates from Vanua Balav...

Pictures and Updates from Vanua Balavu, Fiji
Since the last post we have sailed around the north side of the island, spent two nights back in Nabavatu – one of the days we sailed to another island (Kimbombo) to do a wreck dive, which was awesome! – and then we sailed down to Lomaloma Village. We took advantage of the light nor’easterlies to anchor off the village for s [...]

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