Monday, July 17, 2000

Quiet time during a military coup

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Savu Savu

We tied Wings to the wharf at Savu Savu and enjoyed a few weeks of quiet times. Of course there happened to be a military coup going on, but in the enclave, we didn't mind.

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Savu Savu Bay

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Wings

The Savu Savu Yacht Club organized a big boat race and all the cruisers could join in. We picked up a crew and had a great sail in Savu Savu Bay. Another wonderful day in Paradise.

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Savu Savu

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Copra Shed

The Copra Shed Marina at Savu Savu in Fiji was our home for quite a while as we sat out a military coup. Safe behind the guarded gates, we lived in an enclave and discussed the crisis each day over coffee and beers

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Fiji

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Vanua Levu

Savu Savu is on the northern island of Vanua Levu and the anchorage is picture perfect.

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Military

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Fijian Soldiers

The Fijian Army guarded the Copra Shed and the yachts and yachties there. We got to know some of them. These two, Jim and his friend, would to come to the boat for coffee. Later we took them sailing.

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Downtown

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Savu Savu

A small town anywhere, except this one is in Fiji and there is a military coup happening. Looks quiet to us.

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Sunday, July 16, 2000

Fijian Hot Springs

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Savu Savu
The steaming beaches at Savu Savu are natural hot springs.

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New Resort

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Workers

We stopped in a small bay where some Fijians were building guest houses for a new resort. The spouses and families came along to the work site and made lunch for the workers.

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Sailing in Fiji

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Jim's Family

We took Wings across the bay and stopped at Jim's village to meet the chief and village elders. Later we took Jim and his wife and two kids for a sail and they cooked a Fijian feast at anchor aboard Wings. Jim and I drank a lot of vodka and we all stuffed ourselves with fried taro root. A memorable day.

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Opti

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Fijian Junior Sailor

There is a Savu Savu Yacht Club and they have an active junior program. One day we watched the Fijian kids sail opti's around a course on Savu Savu Bay.

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