Saturday, June 19, 2010

Weather In Savusavu

After weeks of beautiful sunshine, we had a low form above us.
This brought us a lot of rain, & a few hours of strong winds, but nothing really to complain about.

For us people that depend on rain to fill our water tanks, for our water supply, it was something we were waiting on, as the tanks were getting low.
The gardens also needed a good watering, so now we are all happy.
Today we have the sunshine back, & everything looks so much greener.

Fishing hasn't been too good, think it is still too hot for this time of the year, we had 32 degrees last week, that is more our summer temperature.

The local fisherman that spend all night out, are catching some good fish, so maybe we will have to do that.
They sit out there in their little boats before sunset, & fish all night, coming back in with their catch after sunrise. Last night was a beautiful night so maybe there will be a lot of fresh fish in the market.

We caught a nice 16kg Wahoo a couple of weeks ago, the couple who charted us gave us most of the fish as they were leaving the next day, it made some lovely meals!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New FIRCA Office Openes in Savusavu

Yesterday, Commodore Bainimarama opened a new FIRCA office in Savusavu, this one is more central for the Yacht's to get clearance, & more space to carry out the increase in business for them in Savusavu.

From next January, tourist will be able to get the Vat refund in Savusavu before leaving Fiji. Nadi & Suva are the only ports at the moment, were these refunds are payed out, so this is a good thing for the Port of Savusavu.

There was also a cocktail party held at the Hot Springs Hotel, so that Commodore Bainimarama could meet the business people of Savusavu.

Snapped a photo of a rainbow over the airport, hope this is a good sign for us!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Savusavu Port Entrance

On our way out of Savusavu Port the other day, there was a yacht entering the harbour, & the Inter Island Roll on Ship Suilvan, leaving the Port for the Island of Taveuni.

The Suilvan starts its journey from the Port of Suva, Fiji's Capital, to Savusavu then onto Taveuni.

We have 2 of these vessels servicing Savusavu from Suva, bringing goods also for the town of Labasa, which is over the mountain ranges from Savusavu.

Labasa is the main centre for sugar production on Vanua Levu, also housing the sugar mill, where sugar is exported overseas from.

Taveuni is smaller then Vanua Levu, it is called the Garden Island of Fiji & is the only place that the Tayimaucia flower grows.
There are a few good resorts on Taveuni,& is also a place where many tourist go for diving.