Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pacific Dawn back in Savusavu

25th June
The winds haven't let up all week & this morning Pacific Dawn is expected with close to 2,000 passengers.

Again we are fortunate that the rain kept away, & the tourist didn't mind the wind as it kept the place nice & cool as they wandered around the town.

The local bands kept the passengers entertained with all the local songs, while they sat under the umbrellas at the Copra Shed Marina, enjoying a taste of the local brew, from the Yacht Club.

There is always a lot of singing & merry making as the last group make their way, to board the last tender.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Cruise To Savusavu by Pacific Sun

After a night of strong winds & rain, it was such a relief to see dawn had brought us a fine day.

As soon as it was light, the local stall holders started putting up their stalls, in readiness, for the visit of Pacific Sun.

As the passengers disembarked, the local band sang Fijian songs & the girls gave out flowers while greeting passengers.

It was a better day for the visitors today as it was a lot cooler, all that rain over the last 2 days, cooled the whole place down, making it more pleasant for walking around the town.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Yachts in Savusavu

Last week was one of the best weeks we have had for a while, sunshine, calm seas, & a nice cool breeze, lovely to sleep at nights.

At this time of the year, Yachts begin to arrive in Savusavu, some to spend a few days here on their way to another country, filling up with provisions etc, others on their way cruising around Fiji, & this is the spot where they spend a week or more, before cruising elsewhere. Some boats have arrived here & decided to stay put, some staying a month or more.

The Minister Of Defence & his party were in Savusavu for a meeting on Thursday, we had the pleasure of taking them out on a short harbour cruise. He loves to fish, but this time meetings were more important.