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Date: 25 Jun 2011 21:01:03
Title: Fiji Photos - Part 2; MUSKET COVE > life on shore ...and.... in the deep

Fiji Photos - Part Two

Bula Bula, we left Port Denarau and motored the two hour trip to the island of Malolo Lailai, which is part of the Mamanuca Group.  We are anchored in the bay at the Musket Cove Resort. The owner welcomes yachties!  We can use the BBQ’s to cook our meat and they provide the  china, glass, and silverware for our meal, all they ask is that we buy our drinks from the bar…..FJ$5/drink (US$3.50). They have really nice picnic tables with lights built into them so you can see what you are eating after darkness falls.  This is a photo of the Musket Cove Resort; the small island nearest the camera, where you see the masts, is where we cook our meat and eat……and drink!

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Musket Cove Resort Waterfront

 

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Lots to see, fun for all.

 

 

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Looking out at S/V Sea Mist from Dick’s Place Bar and Bistro

 

 

We enjoyed this crispy pig roast; Ian would have really enjoyed it. Throughout the Pacific the pigs are roasted the traditional way, and never seem to be this crispy.

 

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David & Mary Margaret - S/V Leu Cat

Dave and Suzy  - S/V Sidewinder

John and Cheryl – S/V Sea Mist

 

We are doing what yachties do best > enjoying a good meal.  It certainly doesn’t hurt the resorts to have the yachties around as we all eat at the resorts at least once during our stay and shop at the small grocery store, we do generate business for these islands.

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Again, doing what we do best...

S/V Leu Cat, S/V Sea Mist and

Tom, Kim & Emily of S/V Emily Grace.

 

 

The Reefs

We have explored the reefs around the island and although we haven’t seen nine different kinds of sharks, there are reef fish and soft corals.  This is Emily Grace’s first dive after taking a Padi diving course –she is only ten years old, awesome... & colour co-ordinated in pink & black.

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I don’t have the names for all of the fish …but here goes….

 

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Yellow Fish

 

 

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Chromis

 

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Butterfly

 

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Angelfish

 

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Squid

 

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We encountered a school of squid, they were fun to watch and depending how the sun hit them in the water – their colours changed drastically.

 

 

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This could be an angel or butterfly

 

 

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Really healthy coral

 

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Crown of Thorns Starfish

 

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More squid

 

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…..Coral, coral and more coral….

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The little blue fish

 

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Long Finned Pennant Fish

 

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Friends

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Azure Damsel Fish

 

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Little yellow fish

 

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More Clown Fish

 

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They love to hide in the coral.

 

 

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Blue Star Fish, pretty...but deadly to the coral

 

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Moorish Idol

 

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Crazy Green Clam

 

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>> Stay tuned….next Fiji instalment coming….

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