Saturday, June 28, 2014

Checking out Navadra and Vanua Levu Islands

We finally got out of Musket Cove (having too much fun) and headed to the Yasawa Islands for a vacation - hah. 
Sand spit disappearing...
Life is a beach!

Fellow cruisers had told us about the uninhibited islands of Navadra and Vanua Levu.  

Uninhabited except for the goats and the big fruit bats!

The islands are connected by a sand spit at low tide - pretty cool with waves crashing on both sides.

It was all beautiful and we had it to ourselves – most of the time.

We anchored in a great sandy spot and there was beautiful snorkeling right off the boat – we could see our anchor at 45 feet!   
Touring the bay

Plus, the sand on the beach was so soft.  You just have to find the pass thru the reef and watch the waves.  Piece of cake – once you figure it all out!
Squid checking out our Flopper Stopper

So far, it seems that the Yasawa islands are subject to rolly anchorages.

That was true of this bay also, so Doug deployed our Flopper Stopper for the 1st time.  As much as I complained about it – it works!
Fish delivery
We had a very special experience.  Local fisherman stopping by to ask for matches – of course we do.

They stopped by later delivering fish – for the matches – Vinaka!  Totally unexpected and so very nice.  We hope to meet them again.
Sunset on the Tiki

We only spent 3 nights, but it was wonderfully relaxing and we look forward to coming back soon.
Beautiful day at sea

Plus, we scored our first Walu on the way back to Musket Cove – big enough to share with our neighbors.

Doug was so excited and the Walu was very tasty.

Hope to catch more.

Yahoo - Walu!
Now, we are back at Port Denarau Marina working on boat projects - vacation is over.

We have company coming next week . Yeah!

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