Monday, July 20, 2015

Pictures of Fulaga - Finally!

We had a great overnight sail from Fulaga to Taveuni.  15 - 20 knots of winds, calm seas, no rain, and a gazillion stars to guide us.

Of course, we were really suppose to go to Koro Island, but the winds weren't in our favor.  Plus, we had our friends Karen and Cheryl on s/v Interlude waiting for us at Paradise at the southern end of Taveuni.  We were OK with the change of plans.

We only saw one bogey/ship along the way.  Well, it really turned out to be an active volcano (not) or an island on fire (probably).  It was huge, whatever it was! 

We anchored off of Paradise Resort on Taveuni for 3 nights and enjoyed the luxuries (bar, restaurant, pool, internet, etc.), plus hanging out with the Yachties.  The resort is definitely yacht friendly and they even help you anchor.  Plus, the water is so clear.  Doug wants to go diving on Rainbow Reef next time we are there - supposed to be amazing.

Then we motor/sailed to Savusavu.  Only 9 hours away, but it was a rolly-polly ride.  Oh well, the sun was shining.  Plus, we saw a school of small Mahi-Mahi - pretty cool.

Now, we are moored in front of the Copra Shed Marina - one of our favorite places in Fiji.  Lots of cheap eats, plus a great fruit and veggie market and grocery stores.  We have missed our vegetables and Coke Zero.

We will be here until we can find a weather window to Futuna.  Might be awhile.  Oh well, it will give us a chance to check out every restaurant, bar, and store in town.

Enjoy the pictures of Fulaga - there is a lot of them - in no order what so ever!

Our wonderful Fulaga Hosts!

Going to a Birthday Party!

Sleeping thru the picnic

Beach combing


Photo op!
Happy Birthday, Anna

Bocci challenge

Buli and Lako
Tongan bones - yikes

Church Day

My view during church

Visiting after church

Ladie Clammers

Beautiful shell

Hike to the Old Village

Beautiful spot by the swimming pools

School remodeling

Doug and Ma

Another beautiful beach


Small crab; big claw

Doug R&R'ing

Ride thru the lagoon

Dinghy maintenance

More lagoon - so amazing

Husking a coconut

Fishing on the waka

Foraging for sea grapes/cavier

Fulaga finally!

Fishing in the pools

Beach time

Happy Hour!

Cheryl and Karen - basketweavers

Joe and Tara visiting Moondance

Colors of the lagoon  - ah

Joshua - what a sweetie


Traveling thru the lagoon

One of our beaches - low tide only

More rocks and water!

Volleyball anyone?

Saulate teaching Lisa to weave

Weaving lessons

Lots of clams!

Low tide in the lagoon

Lunch is served

Ma and Joshua

Moondance at the village

Sweet lady

Be Healthy!

View from Naividamu village

Our Morning Mermaids

So cute

Big Crab Claw

Moondance at the Sand Spit

Food coming off the lovo - yum

Making bread bundles for the lovo

Lots of crabs and more coming

Party on Pacifica

Handmade gifts from our Hosts - beautiful!

At the Sand Spit

Beer break!

Lots of crabs

Lunch is ready!

My lunch plate

Mushroom rocks inside the lagoon

Making the food baskets

Trying to weave - yikes

Pounding the kava

Love the sand between my toes

Snorkeling the pass

Loving the camera

Sweet girls

And tough boys

Our view - spectacular

Enjoying the swimming pools

Sunset over the lagoon

Another beauty

Cruising the lagoon again

Ducking out of the rain

Lunch at the pool!

Dive in!

Tara preparing lunch

Winilasa jam-packed with Villagers after the picnic

Weaving lessons

Teddy and Joe carving

Such beautiful work

View from the old village

Dish up!
Lots of carving - with hatchets - yikes!

Beautiful work

Yachties enjoying Happy Hour

More fish
Teddy serving kava

Wood carvings at the church