Category Archives: Fiji 2011

Underwater Photography

While in Qamea in Fiji, we took some underwater shots of the reef using our Panasonic Lumix DMC T53. The Panasonic is actually underwater camera number 2. Our first, a Fuji died a horrible death at the hands of the … Continue reading

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Savusavu 2

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 … Continue reading

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De Novo Lovo

The trip up to Yanuca was butt ugly and unfortunately the anchorage off the village didn’t offer very much protection. We scouted around for a better spot and talked to another visiting yacht and the conclusion was to stay put. … Continue reading

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Message in a Bottle

Our next stop was Yanuca – home of the former and future Lovo. Before heading off to the Lau group, however, we contacted Jack (acting Chief) who happened to be in Suva at the time and gave him the approximate … Continue reading

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Qamea 2

By the time the weather broke a bit, it was time for us to head on north so we will have to reserve the Exploring Isles in the Lau group for another time. Having said that, there were some beautiful … Continue reading

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SuSui

In my last post, I talked about what Mom Nature gives you. We wanted to go to the Bay of Islands but the weather was being difficult so we moved across the atoll to SuSui instead. Unplanned but wonderful none … Continue reading

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Thikombia Lau

The Lau Group is a string of islands stretching some 150 nautical miles from north to south about half way between Viti Levu (the main island of Fiji) and the Kingdom of Tonga to the east. These islands are very … Continue reading

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Dinghy Launch/Retrieval

A number of you have asked about how we launch and retrieve Beer Can (our larger aluminum dink). I will start with a bit of commentary. Our last boat was a Nordhavn 50 and the dink was stored on the … Continue reading

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