Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cruise Ship Europa

Today we had a visit from the cruise boat Europa, she has about 300 passengers on board, mostly from Germany I think.

I haven't got a photo of her in port, as she didn't arrive until midday, & I was on my way home.

There were stall holders setting up their usual stalls when I drove pass, but not as many as there usually is, I think it is because the ship will only be in port for 5 hours.

They have a beautiful day, lovely clear sky's & calm seas, it may be a little on the warm side for some of them though.
This will be the last boat for a few months.

This photo is of a lovo (Fijian way of cooking), it was beautifully prepared.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Koro Island New Dock

It has been nearly a year since we last visited Koro Island.
Since out last trip Dere Bay Resort on Koro, have installed a new floating dock, this made it a lot easier for us, to off load their guest with luggage.

On earlier trips, we have had to pick up a mooring, then the resort boat would come out to the boat, to ferry their guests ashore.
Nice one Dere Bay Resort, it looks & is a lot better then the old method.

Savusavu is experiencing lovely calm hot days, this is after some really heavy tropical downpours, we had last week
For us on tank water it was a blessing, now all our tanks are full.

There is a new cruise liner due in on Thursday, so hope the weather holds for the passengers, mind you they might prefer a little shower of rain to cool the place down.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Savusavu Marina

New floating pontoons have been installed at the Savusavu Harbourside Marina.
It is looking nice & should be another asset for the visiting yachts that visit Savusavu over the cruising months.
Things are fairly quiet at the moment, we will have a cruise ship in next week, so this will again bring much need revenue into the town.
Locals are busy getting their children ready for the new school year, shops are doing a good trade selling uniforms & books.
Some families on the main Island are finding it hard as they lost all their belongings in the flood after cyclone Mike.
There has been so much rain over the last week, it should have filled up all the water tanks around the country.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Namale Guests Enjoy Fishing

I am a little late with these wishes, but better late than never.
A Merry Christmas & a Happy New Years to you all, may 2010 be a good one.

It was a quiet Christmas in Savusavu, this is mostly a time spent with families, a lot of people come back to spend Christmas in Savusavu with relatives.

The town was very busy with shoppers, more so once the buses arrived at the bus stand from the outer villages, usually about 10am, that's when the town quickly became a hive of activity, it is amazing to see just how many people live around this area.

We haven't been out fishing for a long while. the weather just hasn't been suitable
This morning the winds died down, so were able to take out guest from Namale Resort.

We headed out just before 8.00, which is normally late for us, but Fiji has this year decided to have Daylight Saving, so really it was only 7.00am

Once at the mount, birds were spotted & soon we had hook ups, about 4 triple strikes. This caused a few tangles but that all adds to the fun.

There were 3 guests on board so this worked out fine, most of the fish were small yellowfin, but we did have 3 good hook ups, which we lost, but fortunately only lost one lure.
We think it was a Wahoo & broke the nylon trace.

Once back at the dock, we did a tally, 17 Yellowfin 2 Skippys, the staff at the resort will be very happy.