Monday, August 25, 2008

Savusavu The Hidden Paradise

This is the name given to Savusavu, many visitors that arrive in Savusavu are taken with the beauty of the place, we have such a lovely bay.

Yesterday, the Pacific Sun cruise ship was in port for her last trip to Savusavu, for this year.

Once more, we were very fortunate weather wise, another beautiful sunny day.

Many of the tourist went on tours that had been organized, some took taxis to resorts for a swim & others just wanted to walk around the town & shops.

There was a local band playing at the Yacht club, entertaining people that were sitting under the trees.
A few danced to the music, others just sat & enjoyed the day.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Savusavu Weather

17th August
The weather has been really fantastic for the last couple of weeks.
Terry was busy, painting on the boat last week, so wasn't able to get out on the water until Sunday.

This time we took out a Father & 2 young sons.
They hadn't ever caught anything, or used rod & reels, so this was going to be a new experience for them.

They were late getting to the boat, as the resort had forgotten to pack them breakfast.
We finally got away from the resort jetty, just before 7.30, & already the sun was up & it was starting to get hot.

There were fish around, when we arrived at the fishing spot, & soon had a double hook up, it took a while to bring the fish in, as Terry had to show them the workings of the rod. We lost a few fish, but at least they were learning how to use the equipment.

By the end of the charter, the boys had managed to master bringing fish in very well.
Just as we headed in for home, Dad caught himself a nice Walu, this was a excellent ending to a very, relaxing day on the water.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fishing Charter

The weather today, is what everyone would want, on their holiday to Savusavu.
Lovely sunshine, with a gentle breeze blowing, just enough to keep you cool.

We had to do a transfer to Koro Island on Friday.
As luck would have it, the winds were blowing a steady 20-25 knots, when we left Savusavu, so it wasn't a very pleasant trip for the couple.

About 10 mins out of the entrance, we saw 2 big lots of birds working just ahead, think it must have been a school of Mahimahi.

Unable to fish, as we had a 2 hour trip ahead of us, we just had to look at the birds diving into the water.

These photos were taken a little while ago, on one of our charters.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Return to Savusavu

After the visit to the dentist, work was cut short as Labasa had a power cut, we headed back to Savusavu.

Labasa is a nice enough town but we don't spend too much time there.

We are usually disappointed with the meals in the restaurants there, so come home to eat.

Savusavu has a number of good restaurants, serving a variety of dishes, so one is not stuck for choice.

It is a beautiful sight coming through the mountains & the climb back down into Savusavu, especially on a day like we had yesterday.