|We took 2 weeks to sail the 2000nm from Manihi Atoll in the Tuamotu's to Savu Savu in Fiji.|
We had a few days of squalls and winds which chopped up the sea.
But again some spectacular sunsets
Sailing into Savu Savu as another yacht is sailing out.
The mouth of the Nakama Creek where the Copra Shed Marina and moorings is located
A small sea plane exiting through the boat moorings
Rain in the morning produced the most amazing rainbows - 6 over a couple of hours
Ferry/cargo ship docked stern in to the dock. Savu Savu is serviced by 2 ferry's that come in every 2 days from Suva.
Visi fruit/flowers were floating everywhere.
Copra Shed Marina
Silver & gold - yet another beautiful vista
Yachts moored off the marina
Local, well stocked fresh food market
The Fijian children are gorgeous. This is Ruth, a 3 year old who created us with 'Bula' - Fijian for Hello.
We spent a day with Olivia at her village. This is her stall at the market. We bought Lady Finger bananas, paw paws & passionfruit which were direct from her garden.
We travelled 20mins on a local bus to get to Olivia's home at a cost of $1.90 Fiji (about $1.15AUS)
Tomasi, Olivia's son, opened coconuts for us to drink
Coco, a Japanese backpacker who came on the village tour with us, enjoys the coconut milk very much
John getting in the mood with the frangi behind his ear. We all had one.
These bamboo rafts were our floatation for the swim to the island. It felt like at least 1 km but was only 500m or less. We had just enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Olivia's and needed the exercise to work it off.
After walking over the island to the sea side we waded through the knee deep water around the point (to the left of this photo) to get back to the raft and another exhausting swim back to the mainland. Great fun and beautiful clear water.
The island was home to a colony of flying foxes
Coco, Miss Kitty, Nigel, Olivia's daughter, Tomasi & Sue
Drinking Kava with Olivia's son and daughter. Not sure i could ever get used to the taste. We had bought Kava root and ground powder at the market before going to the village. This was to give to the chief and is the accepted practice whenever visiting a village.
Ginger flower in Olivia's garden
One of the benefits of being in a marina - good coffee and a cooked breakfast
Nice view to enjoy with a wine.