Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve 2011

New Years Eve 2011, where has the year gone?

We have been having such wonderful weather, hot sunny days, calm seas & a nice cooling breeze in the evenings.

Town was still pretty busy as we passed through at 5.00pm, guess people were doing some last minute shopping before the holiday break.

A very Happy New Years to everyone, & best wishes for a prosperous 2012.

Happy Fishing

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Eve

Left the dock around 6am, looks like it is going to be a nice morning, hopefully the rain will hold off until we get back in.

The sun was just appearing on the horizon when we got to the lighthouse, what a beautiful sight.

As we got closer to the mount there was a few birds flying around, there were fish around but again, it looked like what we call Salala, too small to take any of the lures we have out.

After working around them, decided to go elsewhere, & see if we could find the Yellowfin.

We saw a shark where bait fish were working so moved away, then we got a double strike, oh I thought, Shark, thank goodness it wasn't, it was Yellowfin Tuna,

We ended up with 10 Yellowfin & think the guest were happy, only wish the Mahimahi we saw could have hooked up, would have made a change to catching Yellowfin.

Just as we got the guests & fish off at the dock, the rain came, well at least we won't have to wash down.

Merry Christmas to every one.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Savusavu Kids Sailing

Last weekend Savusavu Kids Sailing club were host for the Fiji National Sailing competition.

The first few hours of Friday's start saw a delay, as there wasn't enough wind, eventually they were able to do some of the races, with the rest done on Saturday.

It was a fun two days for all the sailors, all having a lot of fun.

On the Sunday, there was a lovo & prize giving held at a local Plantation.
Savusavu team came away winners at the end of the day, good one Savusavu.

The visitors returned to Suva on the local ferry on Sunday night.
It was nice to see the new reclamation being used so quickly.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Development For Savusavu

Work began last week on the reclamation of the foreshore beside the Copra Shed Marina.

The Savusavu Kids sailing club will move along, onto the new area, & a Children's park will be relocated next to that.

This new area will open up a whole lot more space for when the Cruise Ships & Yachting regattas visit Savusavu, therefore making Savusavu a lot more attractive for visitors.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beautiful Day For Dawn Princess

This morning we awoke to a lovely sunrise, looks like we are going to have another clear day.

Yesterday was also a hot sunny day for the passengers off Dawn Princess, so once again they were able to enjoy our little town in pleasant conditions..

There seemed to be more younger people on board this trip, saw groups of them doing water activities as we came up the Nakama Creek.

I was able to get a shot of Dawn Princess as we came back into the Savusavu harbour, she looked a real lovely picture with all the hills as her backdrop.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dere Bay Koro Island

The weather seemed a little more settled so we accepted a charter to take workers to Koro for a job.

All night the wind blew & didn't ease until about 3.30am, so we knew it was going to be a rough trip.

When we got to the boat about 5.30 everything looked calm & the sun was starting to rise so we thought maybe it won't be that bad.

I think we were just kidding ourselves, just as we approached the Savusavu entrance we could see how rough it was, 10 mins out ,Terry had to pull back & travel at about 10knots.

We hit some pretty big swells, & poor Searov groaned as she came off them.

Traveling at this speed slowed us down & added another 20 or so mins to the trip, but was a better ride.

Once at Dere Bay, the workers were off to do their job & Terry set about doing his boat & engine checks, then we went up to the lovely bure at the top of the walkway & relaxed until the workers came back.

The trip back was a different story, it took us under 2 hrs, some times it felt as if we were nearly flying!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rain & More Rain

Over the last few weeks we have had a awful lot of rain, unfortunately this week even more heaver rainfall was experienced, causing a few land slips.

Most of the slips happened just at dawn so people were able to see it happening.

Fortunately for one family they were able to get out of their house, before it started to slide, a huge portion of the hillside at the back of the house came down & pushed the house off it's foundations.

We are still waiting on the repair on our alternator to be done, this has already taken 3 weeks +, now the part can't be found in Fiji so have to send overseas for one, guess there has to be a down side to living in the place called "Hidden Paradise"?

We have had a few hours of sunshine today so with any luck the ground will start to dry out, good weather for the garden though.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dawn Princess Visits Savusavu Again

It looked like Dawn Princess's visit to Savusavu today was going to be a wet one.

It had rained off & on yesterday & we had very heavy showers most of the night.

As I loaded the car with flowers to decorate the Copra Shed Marina this morning, where the passengers would be disembarking, another heavy rain shower passed through.

Fortunately by the time the first load of passengers arrived at the dock the sun was out, & it turned out to be a lovely day after all, with the rain holding off for the whole day.

This afternoon there were a lot of happy passengers at the Yacht Club, listening to the band & enjoying a nice cold drink.

Friday, November 4, 2011


The weather in Savusavu has been lovely over the last week or so, hot sunny days & beautiful calm seas.

We haven't been out to sea lately, have been working on the property, trimming trees & plants. in case we get a cyclone early.

We lost so many banana & coconut trees in the last cyclone, so taking precautions.

I did manage to find a couple of fishing photos I had forgotten to put up.

Daylight savings started a couple of weeks ago, the body & mind is still trying to catch up on the hour we lost.

So now we are a hour ahead of normal time, making us the same time as New Zealand .

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunrise in Savusavu

Got up this morning to a beautiful sunrise, lovely view from my deck.

Watched the final of the Rugby world cup last night, we were sitting on the edge of our seats for the last 10 mins, wishing the All Blacks would win, & yes they did by a margin of 1, final score 8/7.

Winds are still fairly strong & looking out across the waters, there are a few large white caps to be seen, so we won't be venturing out just yet.

There are so many bananas getting ripe at the moment, running out of things to do with them, Terry had to strap a bunch to his back as it was so big to carry up.

Pineapples are getting bigger so it won't be long before we are able to pick them also.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Savusavu's Latest Visitors

The visiting yachts into Savusavu are getting few & far between, most have left Fiji, as we come into Cyclone season.

There have been a couple come in this month to get water & stores before heading away.

Weather has been really hot in the mornings with rain showers in the afternoon to cool it down.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dawn Princess In Savusavu

Luckily it is a lovely day in Savusavu to welcome Dawn Princess & all her passengers into Savusavu, hope they all have a wonderful day.

After all the rain we have been having, everyone is thankful for the nice clear day.

It was a very busy early morning in town with all the shop venders setting up stalls along the main road outside the Copra Shed Marina.

All the passengers disembark at the Marina, so everyone wants the best position.

There was a little light entertainment this morning as the band did a march through town on their way to the park.

They stopped just outside the Marina to do a few items for the visitors, that was most entertaining, & a pleasant break for the tourist.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fiji Day In Savusavu

Celebrations are being held all round Fiji this weekend for Fiji Day, it was once called Cession Day week end, in remembrances of when Fiji was ceded to Great Britain.

When Fiji gained Independence in 1970 it was renamed Fiji Day.

There were many things organised in Savusavu over this long weekend, the major one being. The Savusavu Outrigger Cup computation.

Paddlers from around Fiji descended on Savusavu for the four day computation.

Unfortunately the weather hasn't been the best, we have had a lot of rain, & especially today, it started off as a beautiful morning, but by midday heavy rain & strong winds have been experienced all over.

The Paddlers hadn't started races when we passed Daku Resort, on the way back to the Copra Shed, people & outriggers were all set up on the beach in front of the resort.

Caught a nice 17kg Wahoo this morning before the weather changed.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Ferry for Savusavu

We had a fair bit of rain yesterday afternoon, but this morning it has all cleared so now we have sunshine & blue skies.
That rain was good for the garden & water tanks though.

We had Searov on the hard yesterday, trying to decide whether to anti foul her or just scrubbed the bottom, well thank goodness Terry just scrubbed, the paint wouldn't have dried in that rain.

Another shipping company has started servicing Savusavu, hopefully it will bring in more competition so we will get a better service from Suva.

Sometimes the shops run out of basic items because of the breakdown in the shipping services. The cargo & trucks that comes on these ferry's also service the town of Labasa.

Savusavu has been very quiet not many tourist around, with luck the cruise boat expected next month will bring in some revenue for the town.