Monthly Archives: September 2015

2015-09-01 Dravuni

We dinghied to shore of Dravuni Island and were met by a local man.  We asked to whom we should do our "sevusevu" (offer our yagona root).   Another man who appeared to be in charge of such matters accepted our root bundle, recited a few words for the "sevusevu", in Fijian, and then welcomed us to enjoy [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|2015-Fiji|0 Comments

2015-09-02 Swimming with Manta Rays

We heard that manta rays were known to frequent a reef by Vuro Levu Island, about 6 miles south of Dravuni.  Gaia had gone the day before so we had put a tracker on the boat so we could follow their route.  We dropped anchor close to the same spot Gaia had, on the west side of [...]

By | September 2nd, 2015|2015-Fiji|4 Comments

2012-09-03 Blue Fin

We departed Dravuni Island about mid day.  We were torn but it was time to find some provisions. View of Dravuni as we headed out of the lagoon We put out the fishing lines and before we had left the lagoon, we had a fish on! Blue Fin Tuna It was not [...]

By | September 3rd, 2015|2015-Fiji|0 Comments

2015-09-07 Musket Cove

We left around noon from Dravuni and sailed over night to Musket Cove, navigating the pass in the reef next to Namotu Island at daybreak.  Surfers were out catching some clean waves on the surf break close by and several small fishing boats were trying their luck.  We had the lines in the water but [...]

By | September 7th, 2015|2015-Fiji|0 Comments

2016-09-10 Port Denarau

We decided to sail over to Port Denarau, on the mainland of Viti Levu.  It had a big marina and excellent provisioning was available in Nadi, a short bus ride away. Field Trip, a sister boat to ours, was at Port Denarau, anchored just outside the marina. I had emailed Mark about how the anchorage [...]

By | September 10th, 2015|2015-Fiji|0 Comments

2015-09-11 Passage Preparations

This blog may be more of interest to our sailing friends.  A few people wanted to know what we thought of the service we received, so I thought I would include the details. On Wednesday, September 9th, Rick Shema, www.weatherguy.com, emailed us. Hi Margaret: If you don't mind contending with a single cold front towards the end [...]

By | September 11th, 2015|2015-Fiji|0 Comments