With a variety of weather enroute from Yanuca, we arrived Savusavu shortly after noon. There were showers about and we were able to catch this unusual double rainbow.
We were anchored just outside the main mooring ball area with a view of the hot springs which flow into the bay here.
It was a beautiful afternoon and the light was fantastic with the sun, clouds and scattered rain showers about.
A few of the locals stopped by to check out Iron Lady – looks like they could use a bit more free board.
Our last afternoon together was spent touring town (doesn’t take very long – probably a 10 minute walk from one end to the other). We had a great dinner at the Surf and Turf on the far end of town. The food was excellent and very reasonable.
After dinner, a happy and contented crew back aboard Iron Lady.
And finally, one last sunset (and yes – that is really the way it looked – no Photoshop enhancement here).
The next morning, Kim, Paul and George were homeward bound and we were not far behind. The boat was on its way back to Whangarei and while Deb and I would have liked to make the trip, some pressing matters at home required our early departure.
As of this writing, Iron Lady is safely back in Whangarei after an uneventful trip down from Fiji. She has been moved on to the hard at Circa where she is undergoing some modifications, warranty and other repairs in advance of our trip in January. In another post, I will summarize the work we are doing after almost 6500 nautical miles of cruising in her first year.
Pete and Deb