2015-7-20 Albert Cove, Part 1

We pulled our anchor from the mud bottom in Katherine Bay and sailed out with the main up and then unfurled the jib. The wind was on the beam and then behind us as we rounded the point. Then we turned north east and had it on the beam again as we ssiled to Albert [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|2015-Fiji|0 Comments

2015-7-22 Albert Cove Part 2

Albert Cove is indeed a beautiful place, especially on a calm day! Whistler in Albert Cove On the way back to the boat from the beach one day, Joseph asked if he could try out Monty's paddle board. Joseph on Monty's board As always, a race ensued. Monty in the [...]

By | July 22nd, 2015|2015-Fiji|0 Comments

2015-7-23 Albert Cove Part 3

We are waiting for the winds to drop, but the forecast is not very hopeful for a few days yet. We have to have clear weather so that we have visibility for navigating the reefs too. We still have lots of meat and fish in the freezer but are gradually working through the fresh veggies [...]

By | July 23rd, 2015|2015-Fiji|0 Comments

2015-7-29 Albert Cove to Katherine Bay

The next day, the weather was fairly nice, with slightly calmer conditions. I had hoped to leave but Monty was concerned it was still too windy. He took on another project: attaching the hoses for the salt water faucet for the galley sink.  It was not long before he discovered it was leaking so after some [...]

By | July 29th, 2015|2015-Fiji|2 Comments

2015-07-31 Paradise Resort

We had a beautiful sunrise the next morning. What do they say about a red sky at dawn? Sunrise in Katherine Bay The next morning, we headed off down Somosomo Strait for Paradise Resort on the southern tip of Taveuni Island. It was a cloudy day and the winds were light. We unfurled [...]

By | July 31st, 2015|2015-Fiji|0 Comments

2015-08-01 Back to Savusavu

We left Paradise Resort on Taveuni Island at 0730 and headed northwest for Savusavu, a 45 mile trip. At 1040, we had a hit on both fishing lines, again somewhat simultaneously.  One fish seemed pretty big but managed to free itself fairly quickly.   Monty brought the other in quite quickly, without much trouble.  It was a [...]

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

2015-08-07 Where to next?

We hung around Savusavu for 6 days.  The New World supermarket had just opened and though prices were not much different from the M&H, we found some items we had not previously found in Fiji.  Funny how something like Table Water Crackers can get you excited!  We bought some chicken wings that looked nice and [...]

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

2015-08-09 Sand Spit

We stayed anchored by the sand spit at the southern end of Fulaga for a few days and explored the area by dinghy and paddle board. The sand beach surrounding our anchorage Monty paddling around the lagoon Whistler anchored by the sand spit at low tide Sand spit [...]

By | August 9th, 2015|2015-Fiji|0 Comments

2015-08-10 Sevusevu at Fulaga

On Monday, it had been arranged for Chara, Citrus Tart and Whistler to present sevusevu to the village chief.  The village had been given a VHF radio in the past year to facilitate communication with the cruisers, quite brilliant! We headed off on our dinghies to the clam shell-lined beach closest to the village. After jumping [...]

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

2015-08-13 Church and feast

We moved our boat over from the sand spit to the village anchorage mid-week and walked in to see our hosts on Thursday afternoon.  We asked to walk to the next village, roughly a 10 minute walk. Junior, their son, accompanied us.  We came across two adorable girls, sisters.   I could have stayed there all day and [...]

By | August 13th, 2015|2015-Fiji|2 Comments