Sunday, August 20, 2000

Savu Savu Guests

wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Fijians

One Morning Jim came aboard at Savu Savu and we crossed Savu Savu Bay to his village. There we visited several families, met the chief, and had some Fijian food. Then Jim's family came back to the boat with us and we headed off for a couple of days of sailing.

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Savu Savu Cruise

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Rsowold
On The Bow

It didn't take these kids long to feel at home on Wings' bow as we motored across Savu Savu Bay.

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Waving Goodbye

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
After the Cruise
We spent a couple of days cruising around Savu Savu Bay with Jim and his family, had some great food, drank too much grog, and had a good time. But eventually it was time to drop them off at their village, and they waved good bye as they walked ashore.

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Savu Savu Bay

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Dramatic Sunset

Anchored far away from Savu Savu, across the bay in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by reefs, we spent a nervous night with squalls and rain, but with the reefs and the darkness, we couldn't move.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Albert Cove-Rambi Island

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Clear Water

We came to Albert Cove inside the reef on the NW side of Rambi Island and anchored in gin clear water off this beautiful beach. Some other boats were already there and we saw their dingies pulled up on the shore.

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Banaban Dancers

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Dancing
We went ashore with some other cruisers who were also anchored at Albert Cove and the local people there, decendants of people from Banaban Island, entertained us with dancing.

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Albert Cove-Rambi Island

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Anchorage at Albert Cove

After the Banabans entertained us with their dancing we drifted down to the beach and chatted with our friends from the other boats anchored inside the reef.

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Katherine Cove-Rambi Island

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Katherine Cove
We sailed around Rambi Island and found Katherine Cove on the SE side. Here was another good anchorage and no crowds.

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Katherine Cove

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Rambi Island Church

Ashore at Katherine Cove we went for a walk and saw this church. On this Monday afternoon it was empty but we could tell from the well worn pews and the cleanly swept floors that it was used on Sundays and we'd bet that if you were here on a Sunday you would hear the singing all the way to the boat.

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Caught In a Downpour

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Caught In a Downpour

We went for a walk with Ed and Lynne from Constance and got caught in a downpour. Heading off into the jungle we found some banana plants and their big leaves gave us some protection

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Banana Leaf

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Protection from the Rain

We found a leaf like this could keep you dry during a downpour on Rambi Island

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Graduation Day at Katherine Cove

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Primary School

We heard a brass band echoing through the hills on Rambi Island during our walk and we followed the sound. On a hill-top overlooking Katherine Cove there was this small primary school and it was graduation day. We met the school master and some of the children and some of their parents. This was the highlight of the day.

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Thursday, August 10, 2000

Nasusobu Bay

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Nasusobu Bay
Not in the guide book, but you can find it if you look. Good anchorage.

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Nasasobu Bay

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Fijian Family

We met some wonderful people at Nasusobu Bay in Fiji and they invited us to their home.

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Heading West

Wingssail Image-Fredrick Roswold
Spinnaker Run

On a lazy day we cruised westward, kite pulling steadily, autopilot steering, and Judy reads in the shade.

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Boat Jobs at Denerau

Wingssail Image-Judy Jensen
Boat Jobs
Getting ready to head west to Vanautu, need to do those last minute repairs

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