|Doug working and sweating!|
|View from the Sunset Bar|
Getting Moondance ready to sail the islands and get us back in shape - tough jobs!
Plus visiting with cruising buddies and goofing off. Of course!
I know we have lots to work on, but we decided to rent a car and take a road trip to Suva - the capital of Fiji. Why not?
|Cheryl and Michael and their new boat -|
Plus, do some site seeing and provisioning - there was nothing to eat or drink on Moondance!
While in Suva, we visited the Fiji Museum.
It was wonderful to read about the history of the islands, plus see the old artifacts.
Our favorite - the Drua - a double canoe that the islanders used to cross the Pacific.
|Fijian Drua Canoe|
These guys were brave!
|Gardens around the museum|
We only stayed one night in Suva, but had a great time.
We stayed at the 2-room Fiji Club, plus fine dining at Tandoori Heights and the Food Court - yum.
Be sure to check'em out if you are in the area.
First stop - the Garden of the Sleeping Giant.
Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) founded the gardens back in the 70's.
Now, there is over 2000 varieties - amazing. A very pleasant place to wander around.
Next, the search for the elusive WWII cannon and pill boxes.
|Clearing our path|
A very nice machete-wielding gentlemen took us the rest of the way.
Hard to imagine these beautiful islands ever involved in war. But, what a view from the hill - amazing.
|View of the Manamuca islands|
|Potluck - big success|
That should keep us busy for the next 6 months for sure!