Sunday, 9 December 2018

Return to Savusavu

We had a great passage to Fiji from Tonga.  We cleared into Fiji at Savasvau where, as usual, everything went smoothly.  We treated ourselves to a spot on the dock and started getting some "on the dock" projects completed and prepare for visitors.

Liz's birthday was on passage.  Not sure I would approve the lit candles on passage again ....

And then after we arrived it was Victoria's birthday !

A photo Johnathan took at the Botanical Gardens.

Emptying the V-berth for re-organisation.

And doing the 3 year service on the windlass.

Johnathan designed and is building a replica gun.

While I hung out in the lazerrete inspecting the steering, autopilot, heater etc.

Topping up the diesel tanks.

Some school (but I am not sure every kid uses a beer bottle box to write on)

Oops.  A quick trip to the hospital after Benjamin fell off a several foot high kerb.  Arun, the owner of one of our favourite restaruants - Arun's Taste of Hidden Paradise, shut down the restaurant and drove us to the hospital.  Later that night he and his wife drove to the hospital to give us a ride home ! Such nice people.  When we later had to leave Savusavu sooner than we had intended they dropped by the marina and gave us some delicious food to bring us for the passage.

We have been looking at what we will do when we get to Victoria.  As we are finding out, getting a berth in a marina as "liveaboards" is not easy.  Turns out our new neighbours, SV Sombrio, lived aboard in Victoria for seven years and provided usa lot of insights (and a recommended marina - fingers crossed we get a spot !...)

It rained.  And rained ... Victoria setting up our rain catching as the town's water was contaminated and the harbour was too murky to run the watermaker.

It made for the Copra Shed a great place to play tag though !

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