Category Archives: Fiji

Day One Back to New Zealand – Slow Going

So far, anyway, it hasn’t been a very fast trip. But we expected that. The weather forecast for the coming week shows a lot of “holes” – meaning holes in the wind, patches where the wind would be nonexistent. It’s not ideal, but we left anyway. In a perfect world, Read On..

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For Want of a Hose…

So here we are, almost a week later, and still in Savusavu, Fiji. Last Friday it went according to plan. Mostly. We got up and had breakfast, went to the market, cleared out of customs and spent all but the last $1.60 of our Fijian money. We set off around Read On..

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Wrapping it Up in Fiji

The plan, as it stands today, is to leave Savusavu, Fiji for New Zealand tomorrow. That is November 12th, our time…that will be Wednesday the 11th back on the home side of the dateline. Fiji has been a blast, and yes I owe you all a bunch of posts. I’ve Read On..

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So Where Are They Now?

Like one of our favorite bands, Spinal Tap, we’re currently in the “Where are they now?” file  since I’ve not updated the blog in two months. Fair enough. I’ve gotten very involved in a writing project and have been awful about doing updates. So the answer to the #1 question Read On..

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You are Now Free to Move About the Country…

Lovely slogan, if you can do it. In the past I’ve talked about moving around coral infested lagoons when we were in the Tuamotus.  Moving in these waters you need to be able to SEE what is ahead of you.  Just like the Tuamotus, Fiji has really, really lousy charts.  Read On..

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Malolo Lailai (or Musket Cove)

A few miles out of  Port Deneau lie the Malolo islands, a gorgeous complex  of reefs and islands surrounded by stunning green and blue waters.  On the smaller Malolo island, Malolo Lailai (or “Little Malolo”), hosts several resorts and the famous Musket Cove Yacht Club. Joining a New Yacht Club Read On..

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You are Here – Port Denarau, Fiji

We’ve not actually seen much for Fiji so far.  We arrived here from New Zealand all in a rush to make sure we were good for our flight back to the states and ahead of the weather.  When we arrived both kids still had to finish school so we put Read On..

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We’re Ba-ack!

OK, maybe you didn’t notice right off that we were actually gone since I’ve not exactly been Polly Productive out here on the blog, but we were off the boat and back in the U.S. for a few weeks. Shortly after arriving in Fiji we parked Evenstar at Port Denerau Read On..

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The Clearance Hurdles 1500m Event

Well, we’re here.  Right now we are anchored off the Royal Suva Yacht Club in the city of Suva which is the largest population center in Fiji.  Checking in here is an arduous process that took the better part of two days to get completed. The Hurdle-thon Day One Arrive Read On..

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Nice Wind Shift…Not! Day 6 to Fiji

One of the routine parts of passage making is watching the weather. We watch it carefully. We get weather reports emailed to us daily, we download weather model data (in a file called a GRIB) and watch the predictions, we get on the radio to one another and talk aboutthe Read On..

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