June 13, 2015 – Passage to Fiji

We followed  Serge and Joanne aboard Spirare, another Canadian boat, out of the Whangarei River.  For the first few hours we motor-sailed keeping the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand in view.  As the wind dropped, we were forced to motor for a day or so.  Finally, the wind kicked in and the [...]

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June 18, 2015 – Savusavu

June 18, 2015 It has been stormy in Savusavu since our arrival 4 days ago.  aWe had a heavy rain storm one night. Monty was just too tired to go out in the dark and hook up the hoses to fill the tanks.  Monty had been busy much of the day cleaning the salt off [...]

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June 21, 2015-Savusavu-2

June 21, 2015 A couple nights ago, we were invited to come aboard A-Train for some refreshments.  After a rum and coke, no one felt like cooking, so we all went to shore for Chinese food.  After, we explored the Crime Prevention Fair. We took a ride on the ferris wheel that has to be older than [...]

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June 30, 2015 – Savusavu-Labasa

Blog-2015-06-30 June 21-June 30, 2015 Curly’s seminar ran 4 hours covering Fiji’s culture, weather, navigation and interesting history. He provided some waypoints for leaving Savusavu, heading east or west. For a small fee, he offered to provide additional support anytime we are cruising in Fiji. We bought 3 of his famous lures which he says [...]

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July 7, 2015 – Savusavu-Hike-Dive

On Canada Day, we hiked up the hill overlooking the bay and harbour. It was a hot sticky walk but the breeze helped to keep us cool. We walked up several roads and tracks, but had to back-track a number of times to finally find our way back down the hill. We strolled through the [...]

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2015-07-08 Passage East

We rose very early on the 8th of July and freed Whistler from the mooring, our home for the last 3 ½ weeks.  We were heading east to Fawn Harbour, Viani Bay or somewhere in between.  We hoped to catch Spirare and A-Train at the anchorage by the Cousteau Resort. Spirare had already set sail but A-Train [...]

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2015-07-11 Nasasabo Bay

We anchored between A-Train and Spirare in Nasasabo Bay, inside Dakuniba Pass.  Our first evening started out peacefully. Spirare as sun set on the hills around the bay We had a lovely sunset with a rainbow of colours. Sunset in Nasasabo At dusk, we noticed hundreds of birds flying overhead.  We later determined [...]

By | July 11th, 2015|2015-Fiji|2 Comments

2015-07-12 On our way to Viani Bay

To leave Nasasabo Bay and go into Viani Bay, we needed calm conditions and good visibility to see the coral heads in the passes as well as to anchor. At first light, the skies were overcast.  We were not sure this was going to be the day to exit Nasasabo. A bit later in the morning,  it started [...]

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2015-07-18 Viani Bay

The morning after arriving in Viani Bay, Roland from Dolphin Bay Divers arrived with his dive boat and jumped in to have a look at our anchor which was definitely snagged in two towering coral bombies. His dive boat sped off to do a dive with a few of their guests and would return to [...]

By | July 18th, 2015|2015-Fiji|0 Comments

2015-07-19 Viani Bay to Katherine Bay

We decided to leave Viani Bay with Joanne and Serge on Spirare on July 19th. Monty and I both did not want to leave Viani Bay, but the winds were predicted to crank up and go south and Serge did not like our anchorage for those conditions. We were concerned about finding a different anchorage [...]

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