The full moon brought a few days of crap weather
with it. There was more paperwork as I am leaving the country and want to return
on a one way ticket which requires a special letter from Immigration. Also
Demetra and Demetri will not be on the boat when it leaves so more forms to
Wednesday AM I had to fly down to Suva (the
afternoon flight was full). The airport in Savusavu is closed for repairs
so there is a two hour cab ride to Lambasa on the North of the island, followed
by a 36 minute flight, followed by another 35 minute cab ride to the Hotel. The
road to Lambasa is only 90 kilometres but is in a terrible state.
The US Embassy kept me for nearly three hours even
though I had an appointment and my working visa had already been approved.
Tomorrow I get my passport back. Everytime I go out for a walk here in
Suva in buckets down so I haven't been taking snaps.
So Friday its back to the boat and Monday I fly to
Nadi prior to leaving for New York via Los Angeles Monday night. This
journal will probably dry up in the next few days for a month or so until I
return to Fiji on October 1st. The plan is for me to cruise Fiji a bit
before leaving for New Zealand mid October. Hopefully we'll do some
exploring over the weekend before I go.