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Oceania » Fiji » Nadi June 25th 2015

Departing the island of Vitu Levu for L.A initially then connecting to London. Two long and tiring flight but excited to see family and friends. ... read more

Oceania » Fiji » Vanua Levu June 19th 2015

After a detour to Kioa Island and a blustery time trying to reach Matui in the North of Taveuni, a day for packing in preparation for departure from Rewa, currently at anchor in Viani bay, Vanua Levu, enroute to Nadi to see Priya and Ian, from Taveuni. The great guys from Dolphin Bay Divers is swinging by to collect me by boat and cross the Somosomo Straits in the morning. A change of plan and I find myself heading home for a few days before driving to France for the summer - what a treat lies in store. This morning Rewa crew headed off to trek the waterfalls I visited last year. Jack Fisher is a local guy who looks after visiting yachties and he stayed aboard for a couple of hours during which time we ... read more
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Oceania » Fiji » Vanua Levu June 14th 2015

That's a good description of visiting traditional societies around the world. Vanuatu in the South Pacific falls into this category along with the remote Lau group of islands in Fiji. Next week we begin our sail to that region and to experience life as it was many hundreds of years ago and continues today. For anyone interested on this topic, Jared Diamond has written several books describing bands, chiefdoms etc and their ways of child rearing, caring for the elderly etc. it's a privilege to glimpse into the past like this. Meanwhile aboard Rewa we snorkel and dive to our hearts content, plan our routes, eat like royalty and have movie night each evening. Some don't quite see films to the end!!! The boat song sums up our adventures and mindset. Gonna put the world away ... read more
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Oceania » Fiji » Vanua Levu June 13th 2015

After six months of crewing aboard Rewa, Robbie left for home, which involved about 40 hours of flight time and layovers. the great guys at Dolphin Bay Divers make a weekly boat trip to the nearby island of Taveuni (otherwise known as the garden island because of its rainfall and fertility) to provision and kindly offered to take him to the airport via a detour to see waterfalls and enjoy the natural water slides. Robbie has a beautiful, caring nature, great musical (sax, guitar, vocal) and sailing skills and a sheer joy for life iand he's already missed by me (One day after his departure). I truly hope our paths intersect again as he's one of those gems you encounter infrequently and whose approach to life mirrors your own in so many ways that you recognize ... read more
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Oceania » Fiji » Vanua Levu June 11th 2015

After Edith departed for New Zealand after a few days in Savusavu, we were joined by Anna and Tabby from Denmark who would join us for a five week cruise around the north Eastern corner of the Fijian islands. We'd met in Whangarei and they'd joined a power boat called Atlantis with Stadem from the U.S. S/V Atlantis pulled in after a couple of days and aboard were Ernst and Inge - friends from 2008/2009 when we met in Apia, Samoa. Diving at Viani Bay with Dophin Bay Divers who I dived with last year. Long talks with Rashid and Natalie about the wedding and the Dubai ceremony as I walked along the beach and celebrated by running into the sea and doing a silly dance - true Tigs fashion. I had a little cry too ... read more
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Oceania » Fiji » Vanua Levu June 6th 2015

Rewa is anchored in Savusavu for a short while after clearing customs in Suva and sailing to Namena for a few days of diving and snorkeling.... read more
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Oceania » Fiji » Malolo May 31st 2015

Hi All, This is a week in one as we didn't do enough everyday to write one lol!!! Fiji Experience Malolo Island-Funky Fish Resort: 7 nights We had a lovely relaxing week reading, eating and lying by the pool. It was great but it didn’t feel like a true Fiji resort, as it didn’t have the most important thing: a white sandy beach! We were a little bit disappointed with the mud & rock beach as we are staying on the one island (Malolo) for the week to recharge instead of the alternative, which is to island hop for the week. On our morning before we arrived, we bought lots of food (onions, oil, garlic, pasta etc) to cook some of our own meals to keep costs down whilst here (food is cheaper on the main ... read more
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Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Suva May 27th 2015

5th May - and onto the other side of the world, New Zealand, for a season of exploration in Fiji. When having a Mid-Life Cruise you may as well misadventure and the Yasawa Islands, Vsnua Levi, Taveuni and the Mamanucca's are just the places for it. I'm joining David aboard S/V Rewa in Whangarei. We met in Balboa, Panama in March of last year before sailing to the South Pacific. I was aboard Dances with Dragons with my friend Wayne Harris, aboard a 58' Camper and Nicholson hailing from Houston. David and I are sailors, divers and world travellers. He's from Maine, I'm from England and neither of us like cold climates, especially those continuous grey skies which loom for months at a time. We are tropic birds who chose to bask in warmth. Arrived in ... read more
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Oceania » Fiji » Ovalau April 30th 2015

Kleiner Input Eigentlich wollte ich mit dieser Information meinen Blog beginnen; Bitte jegliche Tipp-, Schreib- und Zeitfehler ignorieren. Wie wir alle wissen ist die deutsche Sprache eine schwere Sprache und während den Ferien ist es noch etwas schwieriger. Danke :)... read more

Oceania » Fiji April 20th 2015

Woke up feeling a little worse for wear so went to see abbey at work to eat my way through my hangover. Then I got the bus to Nadi which took 3 hours, I just read a book. Then I checked into horizon, had dinner and an early night! The next morning I was up at 6.30 ready to get my transfer to the port. From there I got a boat to Beachcomber Island, which was amazing! It was so small you could walk round it in 15 minutes! I sunbathed, had lunch.... Then sunbathed again! I got chatting to a girl called jade in my room, we chilled outside watching the sunset. After dinner Jade and I had some drinks with two German guys and an Israeli guy called Dor. We just had a few ... read more
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