Monthly Archives: June 2011

One Small Step

We spent the day yesterday finishing errands in Savusavu to stock up our provisions, fill the dinghy gas tank, pay for our mooring, and to check out with customs. Fiji customs is a bit more involved than any other country … Continue reading

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Fiji Routes Map

View Fiji Routes in a larger map The map above shows our historical routes and plans around Fiji. The green lines show the routes Tahina has already traveled around the south and eastern parts of Vanua Levu. The orange route … Continue reading

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Hiking the Crater of Cobia

We had a wonderful time visiting the islands within Budd Reef. The main island is called Yanuca (pronounced “Yanutha”), and is home to a wonderful village close to the anchorage where we parked Tahina. The village is nestled inside a … Continue reading

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Plan Change and Return to Savusavu

One thing cruisers learn is that you need to be flexible with your sightseeing plans while visiting a country. There are too many variables that can influence when and where you go. You can read and plan with guides and … Continue reading

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More Photos at Last

We have been having a great time traveling about eastern Vanua Levu in Fiji for the past couple of weeks. But, there is little to no Internet available out here. So, the photos have been pretty sparse. Today, we left … Continue reading

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Budd Reef and the Village People

We had heard good things about the islands and people at Budd Reef from s/v Jackster and s/v Stray Kitty. They were only there a couple of days and had a wonderful time. Budd Reef was already next on our … Continue reading

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Namata Bay and Birthday Party

It was great to see Kamaya one more time. They were soon going to leave for western Fiji at a faster pace, and we are unlikely to see them again on this trip as they are ending their journey in … Continue reading

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Anchoring and No Internet

We moved out three days ago to Matagi Bay. A beautiful little bay nestled in the remains of small volcanic crater. There’s a nice little white sand beach, but the beach is reserved during the day by the Matagi resort. … Continue reading

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Bula Taveuni

We arrived to the northernmost anchorage of Taveuni – Naselesele Point – on Monday afternoon. Arriving just before us were several other boats coming from Viani Bay. And two more arrived the next day. The occasion for so many of … Continue reading

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Discovering Silver Bay

Our plan over the weekend was to link up again with our friends on s/v Kamaya. They are Americans, with two kids on board, that we spent time with in Tonga. We hadn’t seen them during the 6 months we … Continue reading

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