Monday, October 21, 2013

Savusavu – a wonderful place!

It is hard to believe, but we have been in Fiji over three weeks already.

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Enjoying Fiji Bitters
We aren’t sure what we have been doing, but we have been having fun, keeping busy, and meeting lots of cruisers and Ex Pats from all over the place.

Plus, spending time with our friends from Hawaii – Michael and Cheryl.

Beautiful Cheryl and Michael
They have made our Fijian experience amazing by introducing to everyone they know and involving us in their wonderful lives.

Very special!
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Frying up some Kasava chips
And their beautiful home on the hill is just what you would expect to see here in Fiji.
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Michael and Cheryl's front yard - amazing

An island home with all of the comforts and lots of style.  Plus, an acre full of fruits and veggies.

And what a view of the island and the Koro Sea.  Love it!

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Town of Savusavu
The town of Savusavu is perfect for cruisers.

Everything you need is within walking distance, plus inexpensive.  Well, except for boat parts, of course.

It has a great fruit and veggie market, plus lots of stores and restaurants.  We are definitely not going hungry here.
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Lots of goodies at the market

Fiji is a mix of the local Fijians, plus has a big Indian population (Indo-Fijians).
Having some fun at the beach party
The Indians were brought here to work in the sugar plantations.

Most of the stores and restaurants are owned and operated by the Indians, so we have been eating lots of curry dishes.  Yum!
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Copra Shed Marina

And the Copra Shed Marina is an excellent place for cruisers (and others). Gift shops, restaurants, marine supplies, and our favorite, the Yacht Club.

They just see Doug coming and they put ESPN on!

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Another rainbow...
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Shredding coconuts - like the locals
Plus, Dolly and her staff at have taken excellent care of us.  Helping us get checked into the country, find everything we need, plus it is so nice having someone do our laundry – what a treat.

Savasavu has been a wonderful place to be, but it is time to get moving again – to our final destination this season.

We are looking for a weather window to the big island, Viti Levu, along with several other boats.

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Our view
Fiji has been socked in by a slow moving weather system for the last week and dropping lots of rain and keeping everything nice and green!

We don’t have far to go, but we want good weather and good visibility to navigate through the reefs.
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Fijian language lessons - we are learning!

So, it will probably take us 3 – 4 days because we plan on traveling very very slow.

Moondance will be docked at Vuda Point Marina for the cyclone season (November – April).
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Whipping up some fruit smoothies!

Moondance's crew will be on vacation – yeah! 

We will be driving around the States and Mexico visiting family and friends. 

Watch out – we might be at knocking at your door looking for a free place to stay! 

Enjoy the rest of the pictures!

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Curly's cruising seminar

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Fiji raft
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Raising the Fiji flag
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The colorful hillside
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Michael and Cheryl's front porch
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Michael and Cheryl paddling
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Sailing club
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What a view from Michael and Cheryl's property!
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Checking out the property
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Carla tomatoes?

1 comment:

CraftyTravelFrog said...


Give a holler if you get to New Mexico. We'll be in and out of the state, but you are welcome to stay with us if we're in town (ABQ).