Monday, August 30, 2010

Delivery To Super Yacht

We had just come in from a charter, when I got a call, asking if we could do a delivery to a Super Yacht, anchored off Namena Island, the next day.

Yes we could, so all the arrangements were made, the freight would be arriving into Savusavu on the first plane in the morning, having arrived from New Zealand the night before.

As usual, when we expect the plane to arrive on time, it is always delayed, & this is exactly what happened this time.

Anyway, the cargo finally arrived at the Copra Shed Marina & we started loading the cartons onto Searov, there was over 100kg of fresh vegetables & fruit, so it took a little while to store away safely.

With the cargo was a Customs Agent & a man from the Agriculture department, to check the cargo & make sure it was delivered to the Yacht.

The wind got up about 15 mins out of the entrance from Savusavu, so it wasn't going to be the calm trip we were hoping for.

A hour & a half later we were along side the Yacht, & began the unloading, this didn't take long as we got a chain working.

Once everything was aboard, they started unpacking the goods & gave us back the empty cartons & their rubbish to take back to Savusavu.

Soon, we were heading back to Savusavu, wind was still strong so it was a rough ride back, didn't see all the whales we had sighted the day before, while out fishing though.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Trolling Along The Reef

Over the last week or so we have been experiencing a spell of strong winds, & very rough conditions.

A couple of men on holiday from Sth Africa, decided they wanted to give fishing a try anyway.

As we headed out, we were getting good size waves, one of the comments was, "This reminds me of the Perfect Storm".

Thinking it was too rough for them, we started to head back inside, no, they wanted to carry on out.

Slowly we worked our way to the Seamount, nothing much happening, no birds working either, after a while we caught a few small Yellowfin but nothing big about.

Finally a nice Mahimahi, was in the boat, Andrew was happy as he hadn't caught a Mahimahi before, & that was the biggest fish he had caught.

On the was home, the waves had receded a little so we worked our way along the reefs. This is always a nice way to go back in, as it is lovely seeing the waves breaking along the edges of the reef.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Super Yacht in Savusavu.

After nearly 2 weeks of very strong winds, yesterday we were able to take Searov out to give the engines a good run.

A little ways passed the Lighthouse, we caught a nice Walu, & as it was such a beautiful morning, we decided to carry on a little further.

On the way back into Savusavu, there was a Super Yacht anchored off Cousteau Resort, what a lovely picture it made & where better to spend the day, the waters were so calm & clear, just right for snorkeling.