We decided to sail to the smaller of the main islands, Vanua Levu, to the town of Savu Savu. Our friends from SV Terrapin were there. The plan was to sail there with SV Cape D, and Cape D would leave their boat there for Cyclone season. We would then sail back to Viti Levu with SV Terrapin and catch up with friends again at Musket Cove.
Noah turned 11 while we were in Fiji.
He had a huge birthday brownie! Happy birthday, Noah!
Cape D sailing to Lautoka before sailing around the northern part of Vanua Levu.
Map of most of the Fiji Islands. We sailed from Lautoka on
Viti Levu to Savusavu in Vanua Levu to meet with SV Terrapin.
Enough anchored on the other side of Lautoka at a resort on Bekana Island
Eating pizza at the resort on Bekana
Fireworks for Fiji Day
Cape D anchored close to Rakiraki / Nanuya-i-Ra on the northern side of Viti Levu
On the way to Savusavu we caught a barracuda
Ick, threw it back in.
Meeting up with SV Terrapin after 1 1/2 years!
So good to see Jessica and Emma again.
Our boys, plus Julian from Cape D and Jessica and Emma
have all grown quite a bit since we saw them last.
Of course, what would cruising be like with electronics and Roblox
Science day - boiling eggs in the hot spring right in the middle of town
Everyone getting a science lesson from Geoff
Emma placing her egg in the hot spring
watching them boil
Yadua Island - on the way back to the main island we anchored out in Yadua Island.
Remora / sucker fish - swimming next to the boat
the kids fed them pancakes
Back in Lautoka at Bekana Resort
The kids rowing themselves back to the boat because they were bored of the adults
Musket Cove - back to Musket Cove and met up with more kid boats.
Kids from SV Pickles, Terrapin, and Pesto
Celebrating Eleanor's birthday from SV Del Viento
Donald Trump and a tourist hanging out in Musket Cove
Phil and Aimee from SV Terrapin on Halloween
Kids bike riding around Malolo Lailai
Peek-a-boo turtle head
Cloud 9 - floating barge off Musket Cove area.
Watching for the Green Flash
Celebrating our last days in Fiji
Goodbye beautiful Fiji. On our way back to New Zealand for Cyclone season
Next up: New Zealand