Bula Bula Amigos! Hope all is well out there. After a whirlwind four months in the States we have accomplished our primary mission of obtaining professional yachting qualifications so it’s high time to hop a flight back to the land of warm trades and warmer smiles! We are flying back to Fiji via Australia at the beginning of March and will be reunited with lonely Ellie. She is still doing well, albeit a bit lonely and perhaps a bit moldy as well. They sell bleach in Savusavu so I think we’ll be able to get ol’ Ellie girl cleaned up straight away. We are coming back with a few checked bags stuffed with much needed boat parts. Sailors in the states have no idea how spoiled they are with the abundance, selection and price of boat hardware and supplies. I’ll let West Marine know they should open a branch in Savusavu….not sure they’ll go for it though.
In other news, the Pirate (Bruce) and I have concocted an awesome plan to get some adventure motorcycles back to Vanua Levu. I spent the past week buying two KLR650 dual-sport motorcycles, riding gear and a ton of spare parts, crating and shipping them. They are due to arrive in Suva, Fiji at the beginning of March. If all goes well we’ll be exploring hidden waterfalls and secluded white sand beaches with our new exploration vehicles! Stay tuned for some epic pictures and video!
In other, other, significant news, we have potentially found some dirt to buy! You know how we said we loved Fiji so much we were never leaving….well we decided to make Fiji our home base, so we have found some Fijian dirt to call home. We are under contract to purchase an entire peninsula of waterfront land! We will be visiting the property straight-away upon our return and if all goes well we will be the proud owners of a Fijian peninsula in a few months! We bought some bug screens and rain fly’s for our hammocks so we can get to the property via motorcycle, string our hammocks and see what it would be like to live on our own private peninsula! Stay tuned for exciting pics and updates!
Thanks to everyone who has been helping us. Allan and Rina for allowing squatters into their home. Ryan and Kristina for helping with the bike logistics. And the Pirate for taking care of Ellie and for funding the awesome bike endeavor!
Hope all our sailing friends are doing well and living it up. We look forward to seeing everyone during the upcoming season. Take care and sail safe with fair winds and calm seas.
Lewis & Alyssa
February 1, 2016
Landlocked in California, USA